Maple Lane Dairy Commission

 

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This client’s father was a milkman for Maple Lane Dairy in the 50’s. There were old photos of his horse and wagon and of him in uniform. From talking to the client I found out that he delivered to his own house on Buck’s Hill in Waterloo (only locals ¬†of my age would remember where that is). So I found out where he lived and painted the street scene viewed from his house. When I placed the horse and wagon in the picture I remembered to lean the horse forward to take up the drag of the wagon since it was on a steep hill. Many of these commissions require a bit of detective work to make them more personal to the client. This painting was done in 1991.