Monday, January 26, 2009

Part 3-A unique commission

Julie at Custom Art Framing asked me to do a special painting as a gift for her father and stepmother. Since they were married in Japan, they have a very unique wedding photo.


However, Julie didn't want me to simply paint this image. She had a creative vision in mind. Her father and stepmother live in Utah and they love to ski. She asked that I paint them with skis on either side of them and she wanted the background setting to be their favorite ski resort, Deer Valley. I did a little research to see what Deer Valley looked like and got some good references for the skis and went to work. Are you ready? Here is the final painting.

Julie cracks up whenever she looks at it. She's framed it in a terrific new frame at her store. I can't wait to hear the exclamations of surprise coming from Utah soon.

4 comments:

Kim Morin Weineck said...

I know! I want her to get it mailed right away. I think you'll be able to hear the cheers from Utah when it's opened up.

What fun. I'm still thinking about what commission I can ask you to do....

Bravo, Ann. Keep it up!

Kim Morin Weineck said...

Two comments from me? I hope it's not overkill.

I showed this post to Tim last night and he LOVED your painting. It really did come out superb.

nancyrosetta said...

It's just incredible, Ann!
It made me burst into laughter when I saw it at the shop. Dad and ChaCha are going to love it!!!

Dianne said...

As one who was born in Japan, I LOVE it! That's wonderful interpretation combining the formality of the Japanese wedding and the slopes and ski's. Congratulations to you and the recipients.

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