Lately, my art studio has been used as an organization room, while I’ve been creating art in other rooms, such as the kitchen. However, the studio room that is supposed to have all of my art organized has been a tad messy. So, I’ve embarked upon an art studio cleanup this week, and have pulled out a few paintings from the past year to touch up! Not that they needed it, but I just wanted an excuse to paint for a few minutes without getting into a whole new piece!
Here is one of them – a beach sunset. Just imagine the waves lapping up to your feet and slowly watching the setting sun move along its eternal cycle, while feeling the warm glow of its rays upon the calm waves!
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.