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Mary Ann Kitchell Art Blog


by kitchellstudio , April 27, 2009—12:00 AM

Topics: FAVORITE TREE, MOVING, flowers, house portraits, nature, painted on commission, summer, watercolor, winter

This painting was done for a family that was moving out of New Jersey. Their young child was very attached to the small red oak (shown at right in the painting) and was upset to leave the tree behind. The photo submitted did not show foliage but the client let me know this particular tree was important and it was a red oak ... no problem to add the tree's proper coloring.

The same idea holds true when submitting photographs taken in the winter when there are no leaves on the trees or flowers in bloom. As long as I know if a tree is a pink cherry or if the homeowner plants red begonias in the summer, these items can be included. One of my biggest kicks is making a gray winter sky turn blue .... and forgetting the fact it may be snowing outside my studio while I'm painting a warm weather scene!



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