Today I’m starting on a commission for some very dear friends and collectors, Paul and Nancy. They saw my painting, Radiant Valley, in our Tabletop book and love the feel of it. They especially like the flower filled foreground. Paul and Nancy have a lake house near Lavonia, Georgia and want a piece that will allow them to take a mini-vacation there every time they view it in their home.
When we first began working on ideas I thought they would want the lake in the distance. Then Paul sent the photo above and said this old barn is very close to the lake house. It’s one of their favorite scenes and probably won’t be standing much longer. In the summer the vine hugging the weathered wood structure is covered with flowers.
Nancy really likes the winding road in another picture taken not far from their get away spot.
So I’ve incorporated all of Paul, Nancy, Kevin and Connor’s input and come up with the sketch above. The mountains are increased in the background because the Appalachians are more prominent in other areas around them. To see any of the pictures larger just click on the image.
The clean, blank canvas is up on the easel and I’m ready to get started. The blue tape covers the White Senkarik Signature Frame, protecting it from any paint escaping my brush. When the painting is finished I’ll just pull it off. Hope you will come back tomorrow and watch the painting begin. Hugs, Mikki Senkarik
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