Recently, I was asked to contribute a painting to a charity auction. I had done this Charlottesville mountain/sky painting and everyone loved it. WIthout enough time to create a new one and wanting to keep the better of the two I had done, I matted and framed the other and put it in the auction.
Apparently, it was very popular. Highest bid, etc. popular. I think I must have found my painting niche.
So after that I was asked to paint another for a soon-to-be married couple who are friends of a relative and who didn't have the winning bid at the auction. It is a surprise wedding present for them.
So - this painting is the one I did for them. I've also included the two I did before it. The first is the auctioned piece, the second is the one I am keeping. I have to start doing different paintings while keeping the same concept - I think the layers, colors and peaceful feeling all add to the style I am trying to maintain. Now that I had looked at all three - maybe I should add a little more color to the 'gift' so it has that same feeling?