I have been wondering about offering to do paintings of special places for people. I haven't really done any research into knowing if there would be a market, but part of me was holding back as I wasn't really sure if I could actually produce a painting of a place I have no emotional attachment to.
So its been sat mulling over in my mind for a while when I came across this lovely places on Facebook . I was really taken by a photo of Hele Corn mill near Ilfracombe http://www.facebook.com/HeleCornMill. I love places like this and I will definitely be dropping in at sometime, to have a nosey and to sample the Elderflower, lemon and lime cordial and of course the cakes, Nom Nom........
Anyway back to the point, I cheekily asked if I could paint from one of the photos they had ( thankyou guys for letting me).... and low and behold the result is below.
I am quite pleased as I normally paint things or places I have an emotional attachment to and although after having painted this, I am quite fond of the place, I have never actaully been there. So now I feel I have proved to myself that I can actual achieve a reasonable painting if someone did actually want one.
So the research begins............
1. Is this something you think would appeal to you, or someone you know?
2. Is there somewhere special, that at some time ( and money permitting) you would feel you would want an artist view of?
3. Honestly am I barking up the wrong tree, and you are happy with a photo memento of that special place?