Tuesday, November 01, 2022

"Love Story" - a special wedding gift - 9 x 12 acrylic


My daughter was maid-of-honor in her best friend's wedding this past summer.  She asked me to create a painting of them as a gift.  She sent me pictures and a video of them dancing.  I stepped through the video frame by frame until I found the image that struck me with its movement, and their loving gaze.  I designed the painting to lead the viewer's eye to the couple's faces, only seeing each other despite the crowd watching them dance.  Below are some process photos showing how the painting progressed, and a photo of the final painting with arrows showing how the painting leads the eye.   

I designed the painting so that her dress dipped below the bottom edge, creating movement as the eye travels out to her ballet-trained toe, then up the line of her leg to their faces.  I was very happy to be asked. I love these two young people and wish them a life of happiness.  

As always, thanks for looking.  You know I love your comments.