“The Retreat” – a commissioned painting. Day 360

I can finally show you the commission that I’ve worked on for the past month or so. It was a secret because it was for a gift but now that it’s in the hands of its new owner I can share it with you!

It’s called “The Retreat” and it’s the view from a very special place for this person. I worked from a photograph taken on an overcast day and was asked to brighten it up. This can be challenging since I’m changing things without really knowing what the place looks like. This also makes it nerve wracking….did I get it right?

Luckily, the recipient was thrilled with the painting and sent me this in an email:

“Your painting captures the heart and soul of a place which has been in my life since I was thirteen years old. Your brush speaks out the vibrant beauty of my special place. Thank you so much for doing such a lovely work for me.”

The Retreat

The Retreat
12″ x 24″
oil on canvas

7 thoughts on ““The Retreat” – a commissioned painting. Day 360

  1. Christi

    brenda, you worked your magic as always! hope you are going to keep your blog going for the next year too.

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