Monday, May 3, 2010

Blondell Gibbs' Wall Portrait

In this profession you have some clients who simply stand out from the rest and Blondell Gibbs has been one of those persons. From the very first moment we met her it has been the kind of relationship that has deepen and grown over the short years we've known each other. A lady of impeccable taste, her appreciation of the finer things in life is reflected in every decision that she makes.

Recently, Mrs. Gibbs commissioned the studio to produce a large canvas portrait of her family to hang over the mantle in her home. There were two options: 1) Regular paper printed portrait with a frame, or 2) Canvas gallery wrap that is often seen in museums. The day we interviewed Mrs. Gibbs it was obvious that a 40x60 canvas portrait was the type of "fine art" photography she needed and wanted to hang in her beautiful home. Needless, to say, this was the correct choice in products to display her family portrait.

I wanted the hanging of this beautiful canvas portrait to be special for Mrs. Gibbs, so not only did we document the event with still photographs, but I invited David Cabrera of my video team to come in and we created a documentary video for her permanent record.

Mrs. Gibbs, thanks for the wonderful opportunity to enhance your life with the creating and hanging of this beautiful family portrait. I believe that not only did you make the right decision as to who would create your portrait, but you also wisely chose the best product to display that image.
I'm looking forward to creating the three generation portrait you mentioned as we left your home.



Mrs. Gibbs' portrait under wraps.

Preparations for hanging the canvas.

David working his video magic.

The canvas is finally in place.

Mrs. Gibbs admiring her new piece of art.

Dana and Mrs. Gibbs introducing the portrait.

View from the kitchen into
living room.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

My Mother Taught Me #5

My mother taught me FORESIGHT.

She said, "Make sure you wear clean underwear in case you're in a car accident".