This was a commissioned piece, that Shaun did. I was the hand model. Shaun took over 30 pictures of my hands, so he could work from the photos. ;o)
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
We lived in a Century home for 3 years. It had large window sils that were so fun to decorate at Christmas. On this particular day, the windows were thick with frost. Shaun gave me this painting as a Christmas gift. Then 6 months later, he got it matted and framed, for my Birthday. I love it! It hangs in our living room. Private collection.
I (Holly) had the idea for this project. Shaun and I talked about it for weeks. I drew sketches and did some watercolor work too, using the color orange. It didn't seem to work. I couldn't get it out of my head though. Little did I know, Shaun was working away on it digitally (on his breaks at work). He surprised me with it as a Christmas card. I was so thrilled and thought that it was perfect~even more beautiful than I had imagined in my head! This is my favorite Christmas Card ever.
This watercolor is one of my very favorites that Shaun has done to date. It hangs in our kitchen. I love the drippy bits and watery blurs of the green at the top of the piece. This work was done from still life. The fruit sat on a glass table, thus the reflection. Beautiful. Shaun also took quite a few photographs of the still life.
A friend contacted Shaun and I a few days ago and was asking too see some of our art work. It was pretty pathetic to admit that we didn't have a web site!! Later, that day I determined to set up a blog so that at least temporarily we could have somewhere to display our work. Now family and friends will be able to enjoy seeing the fruit of our labor.