This most personal commission combines several of the commissioners passions into one piecethe antique car, an English canal boat, their dog, and his home village. Each aspect of this piece demanded special attention and presented a very real challenge to weld into a unit.
A woman brought me some photos of a village someplace in Northern England. Having just returned from a vacation there, she wanted something that would capture the romance of this riverside dwelling. I seldom have painted from another persons photos, preferring instead to decide the angles and viewpoint myself on the spot.
I was commissioned by a young woman to create this view of the Harmony Lunch, a local Waterloo landmark. Her grandparents had frequented this restaurant as a young couple and have continued to do so with their grandchildren. The family has generations of fond memories at the Harmony Lunch.