This painting was done from my mother's wedding photo. She was married in a small civil ceremony in the early 50's. Her only 'wedding photo' was a little snapshot in a tiny book like they used to bind them. Black and White. I painted it and was happy with everything but her face. So I spent one entire day repainting and repainting it. Today I adjusted the background and a couple of other things and attempted her face again. After a dozen (or more) wipe-offs, I said to myself "This is NOT my mother!" and voila - well, it's not my mother, but it's her outfit and stance. And it's a human. Which is more than I can say of some of the efforts! :)
This is now hanging in the Wesport Rivers Show through September 10.