My long-awaited fence is finally done. While I'm very happy with the construction, I'm more than happy I was able to micro-manage the details and overall construction. If you are spending a good chunk of money and want a very specific design, it pays to be present on-site. Of course, as in any project, a few tweaks had to be made for various reasons. But the overall all look is very close to my original sketch.
before, existing fence w/east exposure
scalloped picket fence to replace existing fence
matching the sketch perfectly, so relieved
new fence elevation, 20' in front of previous fence line
we ended up with more few more details than the sketch, looks even better than I hoped!