Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Piano Man

I had written about attending a surprise birthday party of my childhood friend, Freddy, where I presented him with a painting that Norm did from our childhood days in the August entry. While at the party Norman was taking pictures of the guests and also the musical entertainment for the evening. The photograph below inspired the painting above.

Here is an example of how your photographs can be simplified into a painting with pizzaz!

Just think how your photo of a friend or a loved one can make a great gift when transformed into a painting. Now that September is fading fast, Christmas is not that far off and there is always that one person that is hard to shop for. Could you have found a possible solution?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Bouquet for the Bride

The above painting of a bridal bouquet was created for Karen Zawtocki as a gift to her sister who recently got married.

It all started at the beginning of summer when Norman and I did a show at the Bayarts in Bay Village, Ohio. This was our first show since we started It was here we met Karen who upon looking at Norm's work got the inspiration for a gift for not only her sister, but her step-mother as well.

Here are her words:
Having your baby sister get married is a once in a lifetime experience. Mine was made all the more festive by my daughter being the flower girl. After all the showers, I really wanted her wedding gift to be personal and more china settings. I saw Norman's work displayed at the fair, and I knew this would be perfect. zit was a pleasure conceptualizing the painting to capture the beauty of her bouquet. Now she will have it tastefully and artfully displayed for years to come. I loved it so much, I got one for my step-mother as well.

Thank you Karen! It was a pleasure to work on your idea! Thank you again.