New Orleans: A Room With A View

J & R were recently at a wedding in New Orleans. As artists themselves, they loved the energy, the architecture, the balconies, and the streets. So many textures and lines. So much character. And they wanted to incorporate that into a gift for their newlywed friends. 

We sorted through photos, brainstormed on different ideas and finally decided on just the right scene.  I ended up going through several drafts before I arrived at our finished product. This video shows the entire process from start to finish. I ultimately ended up doing another draft that I preferred, but the process was identical. 

J & R, I hope your friends love it and that it hangs in their house as a reminder of one of the most important times in their lives. Thanks for trusting me with such an important gift!

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NOLA: Two Days in 1.5 Minutes

I've not yet been to New Orleans. Currently, I'm studying the buildings, summarized below. The video is a time lapse capture of the entire process, recorded over two days of work. The music is none other than Arlo Guthrie performing Steve Goodman's City of New Orleans

If you've got a project in mind for yourself or as a gift for someone else, send me an email and let me know what you're thinking. I'm fully booked up for commissions through Christmas, but we can start talking about a project for 2017 whenever you're ready.

Enjoy!