8 x 10
acrylic on hardboard
I took this one from a family photo. The back of the photo had a few sentences indicating that the picture was taken after church services. The couple had just become a deacon and a deaconess. This is quite an honor for Southern Baptists. I originally left a lot of white behind the two figures, which stayed true to the original photograph, but it just wasn't working. My son walked through and offered his opinion, which he never does because he could care less about art, and painting, and creating. Girl stuff is how he would describe what I do. He is a young man of simple words and he did not let me down this time. He looked at the painting on his way to the kitchen and said, "It needs more depth." He had never been so right, nailed it! It needed more depth, so I added more shadows in the background. We often laugh about him getting a "B" in Art. He wears his "B" like a badge of honor, because his mother is an art teacher and an artist. Lucky for him I believe in following your own dreams and talents.