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SNOW IN SOMERVILLE, NJ

by kitchellstudio , February 10, 2016—12:00 AM

Topics: anniversary gift, gifts, house portraits, housewarming gift, moving gift, old photographs, painted on commission, snow, watercolor

This watercolor was painted from several old black and white photographs submitted via regular mail. The family commissioned this work as a remembrance for their parents who were about to move to a smaller living space. It could also be a wonderful 50th anniversary gift!

There was a large tree in the yard blocking the view of the front door. The clients asked that this tree be removed. I actually moved the tree to the right a little as I felt its size and age confirmed the era of the home. After I did this, I had to ask for help with the door detail! The client was able to find an old photograph of the inside of the door and I just reversed the detail to make it an exterior view. The clients and their parents were very pleased with the finished portrait.

All photographs and reference material submitted are returned unharmed with the completed portrait.


 

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