Commissions

Do you have a beloved place that you would like to immortalize in a painting?
Here are some pieces of art that have been painted to order.


Tims pond winter Commission

Tim's Pond Winter Sun 14x18 in. watercolor. This painting was ordered of the client's backyard pond in winter as a present for his wife. I went to the site and took many photos. He specified that he wanted to see shadows on the pond and we figured out the best time to get this effect. This was a challenge to create but all were extremely happy with the results.

“What draws me to your work is your style approaches “photographic” replication of a scene while leaving sufficient “uncertainty” to allow the imagination to fill in details. For me these details include the accumulated memories of my many happy times Upstate. By owning several of your works, there is that uniformity that creates, for me, anyway, the impression of being in a big house looking out different windows- your paintings, at different memories I have experienced up there in the past. “ Jonathan H. Collector

Deb's Garden Commission

Deb's Garden 18x24 in. watercolor. This wonderful gardener asked for a painting of her beautiful garden. We discussed different angles and possibilities and chose from photos that I took. The painting included some plants that were not currently flowering. She sent me additional photos of them in bloom. She has it prominently displayed in her living room where she can see her garden through the winter.

Mohonk Gazebo Commission

Mohonk Winter Gazebo 18x24 in. watercolor. This client asked for a larger version of a previous painting that she saw on this website. A few changes were requested. This buyer wanted this particular size to display on a wall to go with two other of my paintings that she had previously purchased.

Snow Rail trail 2

Snow Shadows on the Rail Trail 20x24 acrylic painted on wood panel. This client asked for a larger version of an 11x14 painting they had previously purchased because they loved the first one so much.

Val's Garden

This was commissioned by a husband for his wife who is an avid gardener and it is a view of her backyard gardens. For this commission the client asked that I paint the view of the vastly landscaped garden from their kitchen window. It was specified which lawn furniture should be included and which should be removed. I worked from photographs I took on location and from the client's photographs so that the painting could include plants that were flowering in both time periods. They were very happy with the painting!

Accord House Commission

I painted this beautiful historic stone house in the spring time. It was commissioned as a surprise birthday gift for the home owner. I visited the location and we discussed different views of the house. The client chose a view that would include the barn and the flower gardens. I worked both on location and from photos.

“I love all of Mira's paintings, but especially the local and familiar views of the Hudson Valley. Each painting captures a special moment in time with the fluidity and subtle color changes that only watercolor allows.

Mira created a beautiful watercolor painting of my favorite mountain view, the "million dollar view" from the pavilion where my husband and I were married. This is a panoramic view of the Catskills from the Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm pavilion. We were married in October and the painting has the golden glow of the autumn in the grasses of the fields we walked for the ceremony and in the trees just starting to turn. We used the image on the cover of our wedding program, and it seemed to ensure that our wedding day had perfect weather with blue skies as glorious as in the painting.” Bea E. (veterinarian)

Backyard commission

This client was seeking a painting of their lovely backyard. He asked me to make sure I included their new patio stone work, the cat statue, flowers and the barn. They appreciated the improvements that I did to the scene, giving the old barn a newly painted look and adding a few extra flowers that weren’t actually blooming at the time.

Hydrangeas commission

Hydrangeas, 12 x 16 in. watercolor. Here’s what the client had to say about my art:

“I am a lover of Mira's artwork and I have several of her paintings gracing my living room, dining room and kitchen walls. When I look at one of her paintings I have such as the "Poppies," I am transported to the field where they were growing and I'm on my belly, eyeball to flower petal. I hear the crunch of the plants under me, I smell the flowers, the earth, and almost hear them growing!!! That's my experience. I love the colors Mira uses and the sense of texture she creates. A still life I have in my kitchen is so vibrant - I feel that I could reach out and grab the oranges in it! Linda B.

poppies commission

This is the painting of “Two Poppies’ that she mentioned above.

 

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