A month ago today I went to my first "Tuesday's Together" meeting. Tuesday's Together is a group that meets the second Tuesday of every month and is made up of creative entrepreneurs that value "community over competition". It was at that meeting that I ran into Heather, a talented photographer who went to middle school with me about a million years ago. We decided to meet up later that month for coffee and after catching up we realized we both wanted to work together! I told her how much I desperately wanted head-shots for my website so that I could look more professional and less like I just know how to set up a tripod and hit the self timer button. She told me how much she wanted a big beautiful painting for her family room. While we haven't done the head-shots just yet, I can share with you the painting that I created for her - and I'd love to hear what you think!
First off we talked about what she would like in a custom painting. She discussed the size and the ideal color palette of robin's egg blue with pops of gold and plenty of neutrals. With that information I created what I call a "Practice Painting". I make these so we know whether or not we're on the same page.
Heather gave me lots of great input and told me things to add & subtract so the painting would be exactly what she was looking for. This made creating her final painting a much simpler process since I knew what she was looking for. Here's how it turned out:
One of the best parts about working with Heather is because she is a photographer - she was able to send me a great high res photo of the space where she knew she wanted the painting to hang. That way I could easily photoshop the image of the painting into that space and she could get a visual for how it would look!
If you are interested in having your own custom painting created, or one made for a friend/family member for the holidays - I'd love to chat! Fill out this form and we can talk about all the details :)
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