An elderly client commissioned me to paint the family farm. The farm didn’t look like this anymore ,but he gave me a number of old photos to work from. I pieced together the images that were taken from different angles through the years past. I came across this family in the background of one of the images and took a chance and added them to the painting. The painting was a success and just what he remembered and more than they expected because the baby turned out to be the gentleman who commissioned the painting. I really love the challenge to evoke memories and emotions that resonate with the client like this.