Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Nine years ago, I painted the mansion where the parents of these two little girls were married. It was a wedding gift from the brother of the groom, and I was honored to be able to help commemorate their wedding day. I was even more honored when he contacted me nine years later and commissioned another painting!

His brother and sister-in-law are now the proud parents of two beautiful daughters, and this painting was commissioned for his brother’s 40th birthday. I promised to have it finished in time for Christmas, and nothing keeps me motivated like a deadline, so I spent several lovely weekends painting for many, many hours at a time

This blast from my past got me thinking about where I was in my life when I painted that mansion. It was the summer after I graduated from college, I was living at my parents’ house, painting in their basement and job-searching. I had no idea what I was doing, but a year later, I was working in the registrar’s office at a college, living with nice strangers in Brighton and working on another commission.

Life is good.


Sisters, oil on 24×30″ canvas, December 2012

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