Where is your favorite spot?
Take yourself back to that special place where you were surrounded by the beauty of nature. Perhaps you have memories of being a kid sitting in an orchard or a hideaway in the woods close to your family home. Or maybe you were with the love of your life and there’s a romantic spot overlooking the ocean where you shared your first kiss. Perhaps your favorite spot is canoeing on a lake surrounded by the snow capped Rockies or a spot on the Sunshine coast that boasts gnarled and windswept trees. Maybe it was a moment of pure bliss where you stood with a wine glass in hand overlooking a vineyard in the south of France and realized that life couldn’t get any better than that moment.
Each of us hold memories of special moments and places in our hearts. I want to work with you to capture those singular moments in a painting and to share my process as I create your special piece. There are several ways to do that:
1. You can send me photos of the place that is dear to your heart. We can meet in person or talk on the phone about your spot. After agreeing on a size, price and timeline a depost is made, which is applied completely toward your painting. I will then move forward with sketches and you will be able to choose the composition you most like. I will then blog about the step-by-step process of working on your canvas so you can see the painting unfold before your eyes.
2. You can sponsor a visit to the specific locale of your choice and I will visit to make several plein air sketches. It is ideal for you to attend the visit with me because that way I can get a sense of your passion and what it is that is important to you. I will take plenty of reference photos. A deposit is made, which is applied completely toward your finished painting. Then from the sketches and photos I will work with you to decide upon the exact scene you would like commissioned. After agreeing upon size, price and timeline I will move forward with your painting as outlined above. Additionally, you have the first purchase rights of any of the plein air sketches.
3. You can decide on a theme for a painting and I will show you reference material such as plein air sketches and photos that I already have. Once you have decided upon a scene you would like commissioned we will agree on size, price and timeline and I will move forward with your painting as outlined above.