I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
I have been painting flowers. I have had several commissions for flowers...what do I realize? I love to paint them. I always will. In the art world subject matter and painting styles go in and out of fashion. As an artist the thing to do is find what you like and paint it anyway, to the point that it becomes its own statement. Your voice as an artist. I will always want to, and enjoy painting flowers. (maybe because I also love to garden)
When I have a commission I do not like trying to get one painting just right so that it speaks to the client. What do I do? Paint several paintings and let the client pick. Why? you ask. Isnt that a waste of time? hmmmm as an artist there is no creative endeavor that is a waste of time.... AND the paintings the client does not pick I take to galleries that carry my work. Happy for all involved. In the case below the client ended up buying two. Always good. (smiling)
When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.