Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Anniversary!

Since today would have been my parents 40th, I thought I would share the painting I did for my mom the year after we lost dad.

I had the most amazing picture of mom and dad from my wedding. I couldn't find the printed one, but knew that I had the negatives. I had always wanted to try scanning a negative and using it, so I figure this was a great one to start with. It came out a little lighter than I was hoping, but I was able to tweak the scan and print it out in a usable way. I then used a combination of paint and medium paste to build up around the picture.

The painting didn't quite come out the way I envisioned it, but I liked the result in the end anyway.

 In the top picture, you can see the picture better. In the bottom picture, you can see the color of the painting better.
Happy Anniversary mom and dad! I love you both, and wish we were all together to celebrate today!