Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Commission no.3 (Lake Monomonoc, NH)

I've been working away at this 4-piece commission since around the beginning of November and I finally finished just a few days ago, so all apologies for my m.i.a. status during this time.  I am fairly pleased with how they came out and I'm glad to hear that the patron is as well.  They are intended as decoration for their family's lake house, one that I have visited many times in the past few years, have used as the subject for many smaller paintings, and have grown attached to.

Their house is located on the inside of a cove off the main lake, so the vantage point of the 2 smaller pieces are both from their backyard - one looking into the cove and the other through tree line and out onto the lake.  "Swanpoint House" captures the house that you pass right before you leave the cove - I've done a painting or two of this house before as I've always admired it.  Apparently it is one of the most visible landmarks surrounding the lake, one that people immediately identify as being representative of Lake Monomonoc.  The painting of their own house was probably my favorite to work on of the bunch because of the familiarity I have with it's various windows and sections and the associated memories from visiting.  I tried to loosen up more moving on from the Swan Point house and I feel like I succeeded in keeping the surrounding landscape feeling fresh and unfinished while making sure the house itself was the main focus.



16" x 20", oil on masonite panel
16" x 20", oil on masonite panel
8" x 10", oil on masonite panel
8" x 10", oil on masonite panel