Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Very Special Portrait

I recently received a special commission for a portrait on my Etsy shop that I was so excited to create.

A very nice young lady in Pennsylvania wanted to do something unique for her grandfather's 90th Birthday party.

She sent me a beautiful black and white photo from the 1940's to work from. It was an image of her grandfather and grandmother when they were first married and he was in the Navy. My job was to create this beautiful silhouette painting with a background that had a vintage nostalgic feel and incorporated an oceanshore / patriotic theme in a subtle, classic way. I was definitely ready for the challenge.

I am so pleased with the results and I hope they will be too.
It was such a wonderful project to work on and I especially loved the story behind this one.

Here is a picture of the project "in progress" just after I finished sketching the image onto the canvas.
And here is the final portrait.


Tiffany said...

I am blown away. You are {insert word that means "lightyears beyond amazing"}. I love you.

Stacie said...

I echo Tiffany!!