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The Commission Project

Jordan Ferney (Oh Happy Day!) has a very talented husband, Paul, who creates amazing oil paintings. Last year they took a bunch of orders for paintings at half price and this year they are doing it again! It’s called The Commission Project. It’s simple, you send a photo that you’d like as a painting by September 1st and you’ll get it back as an oil painting by Christmas. It’s the perfect present. And just think how relaxed you’ll be knowing you’ve gotten that awesome gift thing checked off your list way in advance. Go see the gallery. I love how he can pull emotions out of a photograph and amplify them in the painting.

This year Jordan asked me to contribute a photograph that could be used as an example. I sent in the photo above, and yes I know that it’s horribly blurry. Let me explain, I took this photograph using my very first digital camera while sitting in a cafe at a moment I didn’t really mean to take a photo. It was shortly after Scott and I moved all the way across the country to San Francisco and we were exploring our new city. I was holding up the camera but wasn’t expecting to take a picture when I saw this moment where the colors behind Scott seemed to compose themselves so I hit the shutter button. For me it represents that time in our lives, shaky and a little impulsive but everything worked out. I’m so glad to be able to take that moment from a decade ago off of my hard drive and give it a home on our wall. Yay!

· comments [6] · 08-23-2011 · categories:shopping ·

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Seanna Lea // Aug 23, 2011 at 2:36 am

    That sounds like an excellent idea. I have an idea for an art request, but it is so not in photograph form.

  • 2 Rossella // Aug 23, 2011 at 2:59 am

    Sounds as a great present idea. Gallery suggests great photo ideas and results look perfect and evocative. Thanks for let me know about it.

  • 3 EB // Aug 23, 2011 at 10:00 am

    It’s funny how many San Francisco stories start out shakey… and a tad blurry.

  • 4 Nolita // Aug 23, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Love the painting they created from your blurry photo! What a fabulous job!

  • 5 Kate // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:16 am

    I wish I could afford this! This is great.

  • 6 Suzanne // Aug 29, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Ordered a portrait of my sweet, elderly, genetically diverse yellow lab, Ella. It is the perfect way to honor the 13 yrs. she’s shared with me.

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