As an artist, I am asked to paint all kinds of things, on all kinds of things. One of my most recent paintings had to do with a portrait. It is not your average portrait, however. A client asked if I could do a painting of their pond, or small lake, if you will. I snapped a few photos and she selected the view from their kitchen window. She wanted it exactly as they see it every morning. I painted the picture, in pastels, and she said she couldn’t be more thrilled. Most folks would call this a landscape. Since I usually do portraits of pets and/or their people, I decided to create a new category. Pond Portraits.
It was a nice project to do, and I look forward to doing more. The client gave it to her husband for an anniversary gift. They are planning on having me paint a series of “Lake Vernon” in the four seasons. Should be interesting! Does anyone else have any interesting paintings they have done? Would love to hear from you.