An Extraordinary Anniversary Gift
Samantha's first wedding anniversary was coming up, and she wanted to plan an extraordinary gift to mark the occasion. It was important to bestow a gift that was deeply personal.
A Deeply Meaningful Place
The subject of the painting is the tranquil view from their wedding venue, overlooking Chatham harbor. The light over the landscape in the original source photograph was soft and inviting.
Enhancing the Emotion
In discussions with Samantha, the panoramic harbor view is a visual representation of the emotions surrounding their wedding day. To more deeply express the feeling of the day, it was important to enhance the aesthetics of the artpiece with additional color, saturation and texture in the sky.
Paper Anniversary Tradition
A First Anniversary is traditionally considered the 'paper anniversary'. So, for this painting commission, we made the choice to create a custom work of art on paper, rather than on artists' canvas. In the end, the painting was reimagined as a work on paper in the style of watercolor brushes and pastel chalks.
A Visual Reminder of Their Love
This extraordinary gift will forever be a visual reminder of their love for one another, as it represents a special place that they will hold in their hearts every day.
the sky transformed with vivid colors
enhanced with rich detail and textures
"When we work together, you'll be guided through each step of the process, know what to expect, and there will be no surprises about a person's likeness. In the end, you'll have the custom painting you have always envisioned."
Bobbie Bush, portrait artist