South African Sunset {A Commission}


I was recently commissioned to create this eight-foot long painting featuring children playing along the shore. The collector wanted a scene reminiscent of South Africa, the birthplace of her two youngest children. This coastal view is similar to the seascape which could be seen from their home while they lived there.

It was so much fun to create the effects of glowing and reflected light in the sky, clouds, and water. The unusual format challenged me to think through composition and leading the eye through the painting in very intentional ways. I am so grateful for the opportunity to make something that will bring meaning and beauty to this family’s home!