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Sunday, July 22, 2012
House Portrait Commissions
House Portrait in Del Ray by Jane McElvany Coonce
One of my clients is a contractor. Every time he finishes a house, he has me paint a house portrait that he gives to his clients as a gift for doing business with him. I think it's a great way to thank someone for choosing your company, and it is, of course, good business for me. Some houses are more interesting than others. This house is a charming one in the Del Ray section of Alexandria. It's drying on my dash board right now, and I'll put it in a frame and deliver it to Merrill Contracting this week. Hopefully, the owner will cherish the painting of their new "digs."