Friday, June 3, 2016

About That Portrait ...

Thank you for the kind compliments about the portrait that our friend, Dan, painted of me.  This morning, I'm going to let you in on an interesting connection between this painting and a portrait that my husband painted of Dan's husband, Jim.



Dan took the reference photo of me at his house in their music room last spring.  This room is also where I snapped the photo of Jim that my husband used for his portrait.



Look at the reference photo for my husband's painting, and you will probably figure out where I'm going with this story.



Notice the vase of dried flowers?  Both of these photos, and the resulting portraits, quite coincidentally, ended up almost as two halves of the same whole image.  (Offering a very bad Photoshop image to illustrate this.)



Dan took dozens of photos of me that day, some in their music room and some in his studio, and I love the fact that he chose this one ... and he unconsciously created a special connection to the portrait of Jim, which makes me love it even more.

14 comments:

  1. Wow, lovely portrait. You are surrounded by so much talent.

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    1. I am a fortunate woman, to be sure. Talented husband, and talented friends, who are kind and generous. I am blessed.

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  2. WOW, lovely portrait.. and this is the second of you I've seen - I believe your husband did another just as beautiful - lucky girl.

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    1. Two portraits is definitely enough. It felt really weird to hang this 4-foot painting of myself in a prominent spot in the living room. The other one is of me with our dog Daniel and roses, in this post: http://hartwoodroses.blogspot.com/2015/01/sunday-snapshot-finished-portrait.html. I love that one more than words can express, for the moment that the original photo captured and how my husband translated that to oils.

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  3. Both portraits are beautiful and evoke a mood of contentment, and I like the soft light. Two talented painters.

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  4. Both paintings are amazing and I really love all the "connections" between them.

    Shirley

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  5. Add me to those that really love these paintings and their connection. I remember the paintings from when you first showed them. And now, just as then, I'm speechless because I think they are really beautiful treasures. I really admire the talent of both of these true and remarkable artists!

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  6. I remember your husband's portrait, as well as the one with you and Daniel. Such amazing talent!

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  7. I agree with Terra in how these two portraits show contentment. They are both wonderful and exceptional.

    FlowerLady

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  8. I love a home filled with love, and that is exactly what you have created.♥

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  9. I'm blown away by the talent.
    Both Dan and your husband are amazing artists!
    and the connection is so cool!
    Gives me goosebumps.
    Thanks for sharing!
    xo

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  10. Your friend Dan made a magnificent portrait of you, so did your husband of him. I love them both, but I also remember the painting your husband made of you and your dog, that's still my favorite.

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  11. I love this! What a clever and lovely connection these two paintings have.

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  12. Wow, this is unreal!!! Totally amazing. This is so fantastic it gives me goosebumps Connie.

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