One of my clients I have known for over 20 years showed me photos of her grand kids and it gave me an idea for her Christmas present. I did separate paintings in watercolor of the kids and gave it to her. She sent me a photo of how she had it framed. It turned out just lovely. She said the little boy came over and the first thing he pointed to when they came in was the paintings. I am so glad they will enjoy this for years to come.
As we grow older we remember the time of our childhood and a smile comes across our face. One of my hair clients brought me a photo of an old run down home that once was the place of his birth. The gentleman was in his seventy's and the photo just showed a corner of the house. He asked me if he told me how the rest of the house looked could I paint it. This is the finished painting of his old home surrounded by the sun brightly shinning down of the long blades of grass and wildflowers surrounding his home place.
A client of mine had a grandson last year , so I waited and kept looking on her daughter in laws facebook pages . I waited till she posted a photo of the little boy that showed his personality. I found it in a Christmas photo this year. I then cropped the picture to where I wanted it and began to paint. This is the finished painting of William. I gave it to her as a gift , and she was thrilled.