A Contemporary Impressionist Sunset Commission

A Contemporary Impressionist Sunset Commission

For this commission project, my client, Steve, emailed me to ask if I could paint a photo from his sunset view. It was a gift for his wife featuring a sailboat coming home under a fiery sky.

I decided to adjust the composition from the photo below and zoom in on the sailboat in the final piece. 



In order to get the composition right, I made a quick painting sketch (see below) to see what Steve thought. When he was happy with it, I moved forward with the final painting, which was 24 inches x 18 inches. 


In the video below, you can see me adding the finishing touches to the sides of the painting so that it could be hung without a frame:



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