Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Christmas Present

Creating a painting for a Christmas present is the most fun. There is that feeling of Santa, the elves and the workshop at the North Pole.

We got a call and met with a gentleman named Jeff Nicholson. He had an idea for a painting. He wanted to have a painting of all the houses he and his wife and family lived in.

This was to be a gift to his wife, Laura.

It was to be a house portrait of six houses. 

It was at the end of November and the challenge was to create a seamless portrait of the Nicholson homes. We brainstormed with Jeff and came up with the idea of "Nicholson Road" with their most recent house to be more prominent.

Needless to say, it was like doing six house portraits as one and all in time for Christmas!

We ended up finishing the painting late Christmas Eve just in the "St. Nick" of time.

Here is a close up of part of the painting to see more detail.

Because of the unusual layout, the painting ended up to be four feet long and sixteen inches high.
To see more of the painting, click on the following link:

Jeff emailed us Christmas day that Laura loves the painting.
We aim to please!

Thanks Jeff for the exciting challenge!