Monday, December 12, 2011

Commmission for auto racing enthusiasts!

Pacific Raceway
78" x 72"
Collectors: Lynette and Dwight Matheson
Granite Bay, CA
I was contacted by the Designers of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries to do a special commission for Dwight and Lynette Matheson, auto racing enthusiasts whose passion for the sport is reflected throughout their home. They wanted a painting above the fireplace to depict Dwight speeding along the Seattle Raceway in one of his favorite race cars: a '66 Shelby Mustang.  I must admit, this was one of my more challenging commissions (cars not being my specialty)...but everything turned out great!  The Matheson home was written up in an article titled "Rooms with Vroom" by Janice Dice in Gold Country magazine.  Here's what was said about the commission:
"The Design Team played off the colors dominating a commissioned oil painting by Jennifer Vranes, an artist in Portland, Oregon. The painting depicts a view through towering pines of Dwight zipping along one of his favorite courses, the Seattle Raceway.
The vibrant red, bronze, gold and copper tones in the painting are recurring themes throughout the house." --Janice Dice
According to Lynette:
"We wanted our home to have the 'wow' factor when people walked in," Lynette admitted, "but we wanted it to be inviting and comfortable, too. I think we got all that. All that and a whole lot more."

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