Commission: Beach House


This beach house portrait was a gift from a daughter-in-law to her in-laws. At 5”x7”, this was a small painting packed with tiny detailing. I loved the challenge of trying to miniaturize as much as possible – so fun! She only had one reference photo and, as with each commission I approach, I like to work with the client to idealize their reference photo. This means readjusting the perspective, cropping to get the subject front and center, eliminating visual distractions, and accentuating the favorite bits.