A few months ago a client contacted me to commission a reproduction of a former painting of mine. My original Apple Orchard painting is a perennial favorite. Often when people reach out to me to comment on my work, they mention the Apple Orchard painting. So, when my latest clients wanted me to recreate this painting, I was thrilled to "return" to the orchard, so to speak. It was a pleasure to revisit this beloved place and to paint it again with fresh eyes. Any time a client wants me to recreate a former painting, I always tell them that while I will do my best to capture the composition and colors of the original painting, each painting is it's own unique artwork. So, it wasn't my intention to recreate the original stroke by stroke, but instead capture the essence or the feeling of the original while creating something unique and one-of-a-kind. Here it is!
For close-up photos of this work, see my previous post.
This past January I completed my latest commission for a client. This was a fun project for me--I revisited the subject of an older painting and got to expand on it just a little with a new canvas size. I will wait to post a full photo until the new owners take it home, but for now here are some close-ups of the brushwork and texture.