Commission Completed

starting point

starting point (photo)

alternative view

alternative view (photo)

townscape painting by Pat Harrison

first attempt

townscape painting by Pat Harrison

final painting

As mentioned in an earlier posting my shoe shop exhibition of historic buildings has led to a commission. The client had sent me photographs at the same time explaining which items should be altered for the painting.

Unfortunately the photographs of the ice cream parlour did not present a very attractive looking building.

Looking at the first one the cafe appears to be closed. The second photograph also does not offer a very exciting view.

Therefore I decided to add some sunshine and people.

My first attempt was reasonably well received. Fortunately I had only added the man walking towards the cafe to the digital file to test the customer´s reaction.

As the buyer preferred to have more people sitting outside the wine bar next door rather than have a pedestrian in the foreground I did as requested.

So there is the finished article with window boxes and people adding life to an otherwise unspectacular scene.

You may also have noticed that I have removed the distortion which a photograph perspective invariably produces.


About Pat Harrison

Painting and drawing have been my passion from early childhood. I have attended numerous exhibitions in England and Germany. Presented with the Judges Award at a show I now have one of my paintings on permanent display at a museum in Greater London with growing sales and commissions.
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