Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The land of commissions

I've been a busy little bee lately, working on commissions mainly, so I can meet all my holiday deadlines. Here is one of the new ones; I love the way it turned out. The client furnished some amazing material and wanted me to use as many of her photos as possible. Typically, I use perhaps one or two central photos of people only, but these were such(!) cool images I wanted to create more of a "scene." It was a compositional challenge because this is just a 12x12, but I think it worked, don't you?
All my commissions are special because it's an honor to work with family photos and I feel a little connection with the subject each time. But this piece holds an extra special place in my heart. Maybe because my grandfather also owned a gas station? Or maybe it's the depth of field or composition? Or the color? I don't know for sure, but I do know the client *loved* the piece. And that means the world to me.


  1. This is so wonderfully executed, Mary Beth. The way you've integrated all of those images yet still managed to come up with a cohesive whole is superb. No wonder the client loved it. Shari

  2. what shari said!
    you rock the "great composition" world!

  3. Anonymous8:25 PM

    dang girl, that piece RAWX! Congratulations. You can tell you had a good time making that!

  4. Mary Beth---so fabulously executed!
    I want to take a class with you!

    Hope all is well, glad you enjoyed the CD--remember if there is anything that you really liked on it, I have more and will GLADLY send them on.

    xxpatti o

  5. That is absolutley gorgeous! Terrific work!


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