My friends asked me to do this old photo as a painting. They were fine with the figures being obscure, abstract, and dark. However, as I worked, it became clear that it would not look right at all. My father always told me that the human eye sees so much more than a camera lens--and this is a perfect example of that. This picture does not look great with silhouettes (I have another painting with a sunset where that works). So after a lot of prayer and many hours of work, I was able to lighten the figures a bit and also draw out a little more of their features. It provided quite the challenge! Here is the photo and the painting.
Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness. Psalm 115:1 So that in everything He might have the supremacy. Colossians 1:18
•Small sketches and paintings start at $350+/$550+ (5x7)
•Medium sizes start at $850+/$1200+ (11x14)
•Large start at $1,500+/$2500 (16x20)
•Extra large start at $5,000+ (24x36)
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I enjoy drawing and painting with all mediums. From pencil to pastel, watercolor, gouache, acrylic, or oil, I thrive on capturing light and life. I can be found outside at sunrise painting in “plein air” or combining illustrations for a new story for my children.