Child’s commission

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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.



Graham commission

Graham comm

This painting  in 2005 was a commission by the Graham family of their family cottage. Mrs. Graham’s father had recently passed away. So on a whim,…. if you look to the right in the water, I added an image of her father doing what he loved…fishing.

I was prepared to eliminate the father if it didn’t go over well, but fortunately it brought happy tears to the family. Now their father is forever at the cottage with them.