This 16x20 canvas artwork started as a photograph taken by Madeleine Wolf of Josh and Lani to celebrate their engagement. Loni's aunt Wanda Walsh requested that I create an artwork of one of several photos that were taken this same day. I chose this image becuase I'm a sucker for warm fall colors. As you can see the cars, people, wires and dead tree were all removed from the image as well as creating closed blinds for all the windows. I chose to add a an old fashioned bicycle with a basket and at Wanda's request I created a chalk board outside the restaurant that included Josh and Lani's names in a heart and a beautiful fall tree. Stores were meant to stay simple so that the focus would be kept on them.
Wanda's response to me was "You did an amazing job with this picture. The colors were vivid and had great depth. I really appreciate the time you took to remove the unnecessary objects which drew us to the subject - the couple in love. My niece was speechless when I gave her that beautiful work of art that will live on forever. It really captures "their moment". The end result was more than I expected."
Hearing feedback like this always inspires me to continue following my dream, becuase I truly believe we can all make a living doing something we love. I love creating personal artwork that means something and has a story to tell.
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