Wednesday, July 18, 2012
In my last post I told you all about the first of the two paintings that I was completing for my dad. He passed in May and had two commission paintings that he had been working on (check out the link for the full story). This double portrait is the second of the paintings. I finished it up last week just in time for us to leave for a family reunion in Colorado where hopefully I will be able to meet up with this couple and deliver it.
I have never met the couple, but understand that they were dear friends of my dad. It is always difficult to paint people that you do no know, even more so people you have never met. So much of our appearance comes from not just the physical landscape of our faces, but from our personalities. I tried to use not only the beginning of what my dad had started (seen on the left) and the photo I had of the couple, but also the kind things that my siblings (who had met them) said about them, to convey there character on canvas.