Tuesday, March 4, 2014

John & Keri's Wedding

This is a painting I finally got around to do for John & Keri Anderson. for a wedding gift. It is a painting of their wedding ceremony which took place in Spain where John is from..Kerri is my stepdaughter,Sharon's younger sister and though I have not met her yet we have talked often thanks to the internet,I feel like I know her.Keri had e-mailed me this photo quite awhile ago so I hope she will be pleased.
  It is a very busy scene with not only the wedding but the beautiful beach background as well. I did not put a lot of detail into the audience as I did not want them to distract from the bride and groom who are just slightly off center to the left.I am hoping the curve in the staircase draws the viewers eye to that center of interest.In the background the curve of the wall barricade repeats the other curves.I also took liberty with the palm trees as in the original photo it appeared to be so windy the fronds were blowing straight up. 
 This painting is also on its way to South Wales.

Lauren & Ralph

This is a painting of my step granddaughter ,Lauren and her puppy Ralph. She lives in Cardiff in South Wales, G.B. and I mailed her this painting as a present for her birthday that was on Mon.March 3rd.She came over to Canada to visit this past summer with her mom & younger sister. Lauren is beautiful inside and out!
   The painting was eleven and a half inches square and I matted it with a three inch mat.
 Colors used were combinations of Cad.Red,Lemon Yellow,Yellow ochre,Cad.Orange,Burnt seinna,,cobolt,alizarin crimson,and rose madder.I also used Schmincke rich gold dry gouche for her earring.