Framed 24" x 20" Limited Edition Giclee Print, 2012 (Age 17)
This was a commissioned painting of a home on Lake Avenue Drive in Olde Stoney Creek, close to where I live. I had always admired the house with its tomato-coloured door, and I had even taken a few photos of it for inspiration. When the couple asked me to do this commission I was very interested. Fortunately, I had taken some of the photos on the first and almost only snowy day of last winter, as they wanted it with snow falling. While composing the painting, I felt that the tall Spruce tree and chimney seemed to balance each other. By gradating the sky from light to dark, top to bottom, I was able to create a dense atmospheric feel. The snow coming down added motion to the scene, and with only subtle Christmas accents this painting can be hung for the whole winter season.