Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Commission Piece for Anniversary

This was commissioned by a now blogger friend who found me in Etsy.  Valerie Cesari and hubby were going to  celebrate their first anniversary this month and she asked to to do a painting of an image she had for her present to her handsome hubby.

She was a delight to work with and we together came up with this 8x10 watercolor on Fredrix board.  The beetles represent the couple with their respretive Alma Maters on their backs.

16 comments:

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

What a great idea. So sweet!
And many many more.

James Oh said...

The painting speaks loud and clear message - so lovely.

Manon Doyle said...

Great piece Sheila! I'm sure your client will be very pleased!

Paula Villanova said...

Great idea!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

What a fun, inventive way to celebrate a first anniversary, the paper anniversary...well done!

A place meant only for me said...

that's a cool first anniversary gift ;)

James Parker said...

Howdy, stranger...been out on a Texas limb and jes coming back to earth. It looks like you have been super busy....looking good!! Those poochie portraits are great.

A place meant only for me said...

Hi Shiela,

You asked me to try colors in my sketches.. So after a long time I have tried and the result is on my blog. I know it doesn't look very nice and so i have decided to stick to sketching (until i further grow up as an artist) but still i'll be happy if you visit my blog and will give your take on it... ;)

Regards,
gaurav

Mrs. C said...

(squealing with delight) YAY!! You did such an awesome job!! I love it and my hubby loved it!!

christine said...

What a lovely piece, Sheila! And I can see from the comment above that your client was thrilled :) Well done!

Gary Heller said...

What a sweet painting and a very lovely and personal anniversary gift.
Best wishes to the Happily Married ones out there ;)

pencilportraits said...

What an unusual anniversairy gift Sheila and what a change from animal portraits, you must have enjoyed this a lot.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

What beautiful flow with the tree!

suzanne cabrera said...

So cute! Love the tree.

Christine's Arts said...

What an honor to be able to do that for them, and such a sweet gift. She will love it and so will he.

Dean Grey said...

How sweet, Sheila!

This painting has a definite whimsical feel to it.

I love the idea of a painting about love having a tree in it. Something about trees representing love seems so right to me.

Nice touches with the beetles. I'm sure the happy couple is pleased with this keepsake.

-Dean