Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Recent Commission


This was painted from a client's photo, which was taken from the veranda of their Florida home.

It was an absolutely wonderful photo and when I was asked to recreate it on canvas, I could hardly wait to get started. The sway of the grasses actually made me feel the slight breeze on my face.

Sometimes a photo or painting can "send" the viewer there, right to the location of the scene and this photo did that for me.

This is Oils on a 24" x 30" Gallery Wrap canvas ( 1-1/2" thick ) with painted edges, so it's rather impressive in person, just due to the bigger size.

I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent on this!

7 comments:

Teresa said...

Simply gorgeous!

Ralph said...

Marvellous use of colour I am sure the commissioner will be pleased with it.

Queen*B Studio said...

Beautiful and calming :) The colours are wonderful.

Wilson said...

I simply matched the photo as closely as I could. From the colors, the specific cloud shapes, right down to the individual grass blades. I love the colors in this, too, but I can't claim them as my own design. It was Mother Nature.

Unocchio Vecchiaccio said...

Makes me feel right at home Willie ...... I wish I were "on da beach" right now :-)

achala nupur said...

Just amazing !!

Its a brilliant piece of art-form.

Loved it :)
Gorgeous colors and strokes.....

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alm_kee said...

I live in Florida and scenes like that do come to mind. I really bet that they loved that painting and are bragging to their friends and neighbors about it. I used to live at Jacksonville Beach in the early 80's and your painting reminds me of the calmness the ocean provided. tc Wilson,...Amy