Friday, December 2, 2011

Commission for the holidays

I just finished up a commission that I had a ton of fun painting.  It's a surprise holiday gift for a photographer.  I was really lucky when approached for the commission because I was allowed to just do whatever.  It's really a great feeling when someone is a fan of your work and entrusts you to make a gift for a loved one.  The feeling is really energizing and I believe comes through in the piece.

Here I wanted to capture a war time photographer documenting a column of troops marching off to war.  I tried to focus on the photographer with just a hint of what is was that he was taking a picture of.  And of course it's an old style rivet camera and gear.

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