Impressionistic Painting - Three Kids by a Lake

Artist Rachael Harbert holds painting Smith Mountain Lake as an Amtrak train goes by

Smith Mountain Lake is a custom canvas painting and was a gift from a husband to a wife. It was completed in 2012, and it's an impressionistic painting of children at a lake. Click on the link provided to go to the painting's page.

Its Inspiration

The painting's name is derived from the name of the lake, a place where the husband and his wife would vacation every year with their three children. The husband that commissioned this painting wanted to capture a family memory. He consulted with his wife on the styles of paintings that she liked. He then shared with me pictures of the paintings that she liked, pictures of his children and pictures of the lake - giving me the content that I needed to create the painting.

Creating "Smith Mountain Lake"

See the photos below that journal this impressionistic painting from start to finish.

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