Sittin' on the dock of the… river

Thank heavens for thoughtful groomsmen!

 18x24" oil on canvas

18x24" oil on canvas

This is a painting of the dock where Richard proposed to Laura.  Richard's twin brother Charles organized this joint groomsmen gift for the couple.  It was a rush, but we had it ready in time to present at their rehearsal dinner.  How sweet is this group of groomsmen to go in on a painting together?

Charles initially sent me some photos of the property that conveyed the site's beauty… but not on that particular rainy day.  Later, he was able to send some bright, sunny photos, but the composition wasn't quite as captivating as the rainy photos.  So, we combined our favorites from the two photo sessions:

 (boat omitted)

(boat omitted)

Et voilá!  A sunny, beautiful painting of the place where Richard and Laura decided to spend their lives together.

Sure do love that texture.