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Hinckley Reservoir Adirondack Chair

Custom PaintingsMaria ValleseComment

This past August I was asked to create a retirement gift for an employee at the Mohawk Valley Water Authority. The woman who contacted me, Donna, had a few ideas for the gift and we eventually decided upon an Adirondack chair with a landscape scene of Hinckley Reservoir, facing the dam. 

Hinckley Reservoir Adirondack chair, facing the dam. 

Detail of hand lettering on the front of the Hinckley Reservoir Adirondack Chair. 

On the back of the chair we included all of the MVWA's logos, past and present. 

Back of Hinckley Reservoir Adirondack chair, with MVWA's past and present logos. 

The chair was created using oils and some acrylics. It just so happens that a good friend of mine has a camp directly across from the dam, looking right at this scene. I was able to work from my own sketches and photos, and a few photos contributed by my friend - something I don't get to do often when it comes to custom work. 

Detail of landscape painting of Hinckley Reservoir.