House Commissions

2/5/14 House Commissions

SmallHousePhotoHouse Portrait, Tom & Elizabeth Small, 36" x 48" oil on canvas

I love working within the parameters of a commission.  Whether it is a portrait of a person, pet, house, etc. I enjoy the challenge of creating something vibrant and interesting about a subject that someone else has chosen.  Here I worked from an image of Tom and Elizabeth Small’s home. I took the photo in January. So, I painted spring landscaping from Elizabeth’s description of their plants and from memory of seeing the flowering greenery. I added my own energy into the image by using a dynamic color palette with high contrasting tonal values.


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