For the last couple of weeks I have been working on a large project for a lovely lady that was right up my alley– a Downton Abbey style family portrait featuring her family! It was a fun challenge, and my biggest painting to date at 30×40″ in size!
She wanted it to have a more impressionist and free-flowing look to it and I used a color called Indian Summer as the background. The camera had a hard time capturing it– but it is a lovely cross between turquoise and robin’s egg blue. She has a beautiful little family that was perfect for the era she wanted and I had fun with all the Edwardian style outfits and tucking in the little Siamese cat.
To give you an idea of the size of the piece, my husband so kindly took a photo with me beside it to give a sense of scale. Honestly, I think it was bigger than it looks here 😉 It will make a great ‘above the mantle’ piece!
Lately I’ve been asked to do some really special and personal pieces and gotten to know some wonderful folks in the process. I am touched that people will share their stories and their families with me and trust me to take those images and stories and special things and make them a work of art. I never want anything less than perfection and love when it comes to making something for a family. And it always fun to try and figure out what will be the perfect way to convey on wood or canvas all the things that someone loves.
I hope you like the painting! And from what I have heard, I think the new owners like it as well! That’s always my goal!~
Have a great weekend, and a good week ahead. I think after some hot first few days, we’re going to cool down here some! And fingers crossed, maybe see a raindrop or two. That would be amazing!~
Wishing you well and a happy evening,