Thursday, August 1, 2013

Many Aspects Within My Portrait of Mike and Lil

Lil and I with her portrait in progress, and below,
with Mike and Lil, my former husband and mother-in-law.

Here is the wisteria gate leading in and out of the gardens at Mike and Paul's home which will provide inspiration for the wisteria vine around the outer portion of the panel, and I am hoping to include a Heaven-on-Earth pink rose and two buds to represent Mike's two sisters and his father, a wonderful photographer who took the picture which inspired this work of art.  Below is the painting in it's most recent stage and beneath it the photo by Mike's father, now deceased since Mike was 12 years old.  More work still to be done on the figures as well, but I am really enjoying the experiences connected with working on this one, and hope you have enjoyed this review on it's background too.