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by kitchellstudio , February 9, 2011—12:00 AM

Topics: Fall colors, gifts, house portraits, painted on commission, snow, surprise gift, watercolor

This is a great house, surrounded by bright Fall colors. The photographs submitted were actually snow scenes, with only a general indication of where the driveway led up to the house. The customer wanted a painting for their boss as a surprise gift and asked that I paint it in Fall colors rather than snow.

Adding leaves to the trees was easy enough, but the driveway was a challenge. Having a limited image with the client's description of the driveway's direction forced me to "ad lib" to some degree. I was given carte blanche for the landscaping along the driveway, the only idea being it was lined with small shrubs.

Feedback was the client was pleased, their boss even more so! And I had a chance to remove snow with only my paintbrush.





04/19/2011 * 06:15:21

it's so beautiful skching

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