The Gift, Panel A of Two Panels, collage/acrylic
Elizabeth W. Seaver
I am re-running a fairly recent painting because it is my entry for this week's theme. It may surprise you to know that there is a story associated with this lady.
* * * * * * * * * * * *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.