This is a painting I did for Katie Zumpano. She is a photographer in my area. This painting is based on one of her images taken in Susanville, Ca.
I really like this one. The contrast of dark and light colors does a lot for the price. I think the use of soft light/edges throughout gave it a warm and comforting feeling. The kind you get when you prepare for bed in a warm house during winter. Also the I enjoyed the way the Christmas tree was accented towards the center.
I felt the same way. Thanks. I was commissioned by a local photographer for this. She gave me artistic freedom from the original photograph so I made some changes to color and composition, even made the mill twice as big as it really is. I felt it was too dark however when she had it printed on canvas.