I am really enjoying working on this commissioned painting. The colors are coming along beautifully. Just need to fill in a few more areas with some details and then I’ll be shipping it off to the wonderful gentleman in Colorado who commissioned this as a surprise gift for his wife!
Will you marry me? That is the question that will be proposed when this painting is shown (along with a ring) to the surprise recipient – my client’s girlfriend and soon-to-be fiancee.
The idea was born 6 years ago, before he had met his girlfriend, when he was envisioning and dreaming of someone that would be his “saving angel” from his distressed past.
This vision is reflected in the painting – a reach to the sky and toward the one he loves, while breaking free from a tormenting connection to trouble, depicted through a chained connection to a representation of the devil.
Witnessing the moment are the bride-to-be’s sister, brother, mother and father, as well as the groom-to-be’s step-father, mother, sister, brother-in-law, and father.
I can’t believe this painting is now completed! I remember meeting my client a few months ago to talk about the idea and coming up with the initial sketches. It was definitely a challenge to align proportionally everyone in the painting, but the end result turned out beautifully.
While most of the East Coast of the U.S. is keeping an eye on the record-setting storm (I am too, actually), I’m busy creating a custom, Renaissance-style painting with themes of heaven, hell and love! I can’t wait to finish and deliver this painting, as I know the meaning it has for several people that are being painted into the painting! More to come later.