It has been way too long since my post at Thanksgiving, and way, way too long before that one. I thank everyone who does look at my work, and want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. I pray it is full of blessings bestowed upon you from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God bless you all and remember to stay safe this holiday weekend!
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.