The Artist at Work - For My Client, That Is

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Fresh Eyes For Your Home

Several months ago, a client and I visited the art studio of a local abstract painter.  I had been following Anne for a while - local galleries and coffee shops and I felt strongly that she really had something special.  And, she was so down to earth, so willing to please.

So when a client and I decided that she needed something very special over her living room sofa, we went to see one of Anne's shows.  Her paintings were so alive, so organic and so unique.  And, all those that were the right size for her living room wall were all SOLD.

Anne visited my client's home the next day to get a "sense" of her room and see the colors that my client gravitates towards.  We selected a palette and commissioned a painting.

Here is Anne, creating that wonderful piece for my client:

http://www.annebedrick.com/

The painting is now at the frame shop and I look forward to it being hung on that living room wall.

Comments (32)

Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Hi there Sally K. & David L. Hanson - hope you saw the video - and please look for the painting hung over the sofa in my follow up post!

Nov 17, 2016 07:51 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I'm going to watch the video now, what a fun treat after seeing the finished artwork. :) 

Nov 18, 2016 02:37 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Ooh, what fun that was to see the creative process. I checked out her other art too. She is a great talent, I can see why you're a fan. 

Nov 18, 2016 02:40 AM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Thanks so much Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - it is always great to find an artist who is flexible and willing to work with clients.

Nov 18, 2016 03:16 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I really enjoyed watching her create that beautiful artwork! I was so confused when she covered much of it up, until I saw the result. Gorgeous.

Nov 18, 2016 05:15 AM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Thanks so much Sharon Tara - I wish I were able to paint!

Nov 18, 2016 12:14 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

                                Thanks Joanna Cohlan 

Nov 19, 2016 11:48 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Joanna Cohlan ,

I love this post and can't believe I missed it. Just caught it on Kathy Streib's "Ah-ha" moments for the week. I was fascinated with her creating a master piece for your client. By the way I think you now should be called DD for Design Diva! Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 's comment was perfect!

Nov 19, 2016 10:40 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Very cool painting AND video, Joanna. My wife and I collect art and our tastes vary widely, but we have a fondness for abstract paintings! Loved the colors!

Jeff

Nov 19, 2016 11:23 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post!  I can see why Kathy chose to high light it this week!

Nov 19, 2016 11:24 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Rarely do we get to see a time lapse that shares all the secrets that go into a painting. Thanks for sharing this masterpiece! 

Nov 19, 2016 11:30 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Literally Made to order and she did it all in less than 1:58 How Cool

Nov 20, 2016 01:34 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Joanna, I so love the time-lapse video!  And it had a major surprise!  Awesome.

Nov 20, 2016 01:52 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

OMG, that is so super cool to commission a painting.  I love it, and I love abstract.  How cool to have that time lapsed video on the creation.  Your client can make that into an accompanying piece somehow.  How truly special.

Nov 20, 2016 03:10 AM
David Alan Baker Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Phoenix - Laveen, AZ
Your local Expert

Now that was pretty cool, thanks for sharing.

Nov 20, 2016 03:28 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

I didn't know it was called 'time lapse' - beautiful painting, and entertaining video picture narration. I had missed it, but saw it on Kathy Streib's weekly summary.

Nov 20, 2016 10:11 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Very interesting video showing how artwork will enhance home value.

Congrats.

Sam Shueh

Nov 20, 2016 10:32 AM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Thanks so much Kathy Streib for featuring me this week-I am always so honored to be in your line-up.

Thanks so much Dorie Dillard - love the appellation but not sure I deserve it!

Hey there Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647 and Jeff Dowler - art is so personal but I love helping my clients with the finishing touches!

Nov 21, 2016 12:20 PM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Good evening Sheri Sperry - MCNE® and Ed Silva and Patricia Kennedy and Debbie Gartner - I love the time lapse that Anne did for my client - she is really creative and it really gives you sense of how much time and dedication go into a painting.

Nov 21, 2016 12:22 PM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Thanks so much for stopping by Steffy Hristova and Sam Shueh and David Baker Laveen Realtor & South Phoenix Realtor - thank you all for stopping by and enjoying the time lapse video-lots of fun and lots of hard work!

Nov 21, 2016 12:23 PM