Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Loveland Farms, Brown County, IN

"Loveland Farms, Brown County, IN" watercolor on paper

Very pleased to post some images of a recent commission I've just completed for a friend's wedding. He and his fiance are both Hoosiers like myself, and when trying to think of a place that made sense for them to tie the knot, they felt there was no better place than the family farm in Brown County, IN. Amazing choice as it's one of the most beautiful spots in the country during the fall and throughout the year with it's rolling hills, covered bridges, farm fields,  and spectacular foliage. The final piece above will be used as the front image on postcard wedding invitations that will be sent out to guests and will hopefully find a nice spot in their home together!

sketch 1 ink on paper

 sketch 2 ink on paper 

 I worked out a few simple ink sketches based on his ideas and inspirations for the final image. Based on his suggestions, I was looking at some of J.R.R. Tolkien's watercolors and found the simple brushwork and bold colors to be a perfect way to exemplify the country folk aesthetic I believe he was looking for. Congrats to the couple, hope you like the piece!

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