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.