The Gift, panel B, collage/acrylic, 24 x 36
Elizabeth W. Seaver
In days gone by (way by) a gentleman, smitten by the woman of his dreams, wished to shower her with presents. In those days, a lady did not accept presents from just anyone, but, as it happened, and to his delight, she returned his affections.
To mark the occasion of their betrothal, they strolled together to nearby gardens where local vendors hawked their wares. There, he helped her select a new parasol to keep the sun off of her fancy bonnet.
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This is the second panel of a two panel painting. Why I started with him and not her, I cannot tell you. She will be facing him with a third parasol, and her painting will be on the left of the one you see here.
Here are a couple of progress pictures:
I'm going to let him sit and percolate while I begin on the companion painting. Then I can see what adjustments might need to be made.
It's nice to be back to work.