The Love that Surrounds Me 1 & 2. Diptych 36" x 36" ea

Friday, September 2, 2011

San Juan Islands Commission

I recently finished a diptych (two piece painting) for a couple who have a cabin in the San Juan Islands.  They wanted a painting that resembled the view they have from their living room window:

After thinking for a while about how I could come up with a composition with trees, beach, mountains and ocean, I drew up a simple sketch that met with their approval:

and I began the painting(s). 

The finished piece: 

 "Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon"                                              36" x 72" (36x36 ea) 

 They were very pleased with the painting and were kind enough to send me a photo of how it looks hanging above their fireplace:

I enjoyed tackling a new composition idea and working with people who allowed me to be as creative as I needed to be.  (Thanks J & C!)