Saturday, January 5, 2008
The Bride ... 3rd stop of studio tour
The Artist's Statement:
"The color photo of a bride can be striking indeed, however for someone who might like to make that "extra" impression, not to mention begetting a new family heirloom, a museum-quality oil portrait over the sofa or mantlepiece will transport the viewer not only to the wedding, but into an art gallery itself."
It is the precept of the artist that a bride should be a "masterpiece" ... enough so that someone not even knowing the bride would delight in owning the painting. After all, would you turn down an original portrait of Rembrandt's wife Saskia if you had a chance to own it?
Photos tend to be more readily put away but a magnificient oil portrait still gracing the wall itself, can be pointed to a hundred or more years later and be said of, "That was my great-grandmother when she was married!"