The Wormley Farm Portrait was originally a black and white rendering from over 100 years ago. Maggie redrew this etching in 1985, but the owners of that sketch wanted to keep it when they sold the home. Maggie recreated the drawing digitally in 2013 for the new owners and updated the owner’s information.
Mrs. Smith’s farm is near the Carr Brothers in Parma and was actually part of that family. She commissioned Maggie to paint her farm and to include some special items including her dog.
Dr. McGee liked to garden and he liked his pets. Maggie captured all of the favorite items in his farm for posterity. The painting is still owned by the family.
The garden and the stone walls were the most distinctive items in this farm portrait. Maggie also captured the lilac bushes, the pool and the mail box.
This ranch was also owned by a doctor and is located near Spectacle Lake. Many of the family members, and favorite animals, are part of the design.
Turkeyville is well known for all of its buildings, its activities, and of course the turkeys. They are all here in this farm portrait, created in the 1980’s.
Michigan artist Maggie LaNoue is once again accepting commissions for farm portraits. The portraits above show Maggie’s style with this type of work, in capturing the details with a folk art style.
The work Maggie does today utilizes new technology including aerial photographs with a drone camera. Instead of a rough draft with color pencils, Maggie will do the layout and show the work in progress through the web.
The final art will be created with all acid-free archive quality material and will be an heirloom that will be cherished for generations to come.