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.