Today is my parents' 40th wedding anniversary.
I decided to honour the occasion, I wanted to paint my one of my favorite photographs of them, taken on a camping trip in the mid-1970s while they were still dating.
I've been sitting on this for a while because I didn't want them to see it before I gave it to them. My mom is probably my biggest superfan, so I knew if I shared it anywhere online, it would probably make its way to her.
Oh my Gord, you guys. I'm so excited.
|14x11 acrylic on Canvas|
The facial expressions were tough. For a while my dad looked a little like an Egyptian heiroglyph of Super Mario because I kept making his moustache way too bushy.
Also, again, hands.
On the positive side, I'm really happy with how Dad's face eventually turned out, and while I couldn't quite get Mom's look of concentration, ending up with more of a serene look, I'm pretty happy with the rest of her, overall.
I really like Dad's jacket.
The Canada goose in the background may have actually been a broken stump, but once again, artistic licence won out and I think it was a nice touch.