Sunday, June 9, 2013

Wedded Bliss - Rising above the political fray

Wedded Bliss
18 x 24
Oil on Canvas

A long awaited and long anticipated legality...the choice to marry the one you love.  Such a simple thing and yet so much unnecessary controversy surrounds the act.  This couple has risen above the fray and claimed their day.

This is one of the pieces in my "Weddings" Series at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton Virginia. The show will be hung until July 1, 2013.  

The reception for the show was June 8th...last night.  It was a magical, wonderful evening filled will friends, relatives and lots of fun.  My son Michael Bennett Hock catered the affair for me.  He is a fabulous BBQ artist!  He arranged for three of his friends to wear their wedding dresses and work the crowd during the reception.  He also wrote a blog tribute to me...of which I am very proud.  You can read it HERE if you are so inclined.  

Here are a couple of pictures of my biggest supporter...and my self at the reception and a great picture of my parents having fun at the reception.

What a great evening!


  1. Great photos, Maria! You and your husband are standing in front of one of my favorite paintings! Love seeing your parents and your mother's smile is contagious. I also like that you included a gay couple in your wedding series. Wish I could have been there to help you celebrate.

  2. Congratulations Maria. Of coarse the show had to be a big hit because all the paintings are amazing. Its hard to find a favorite, but, I think the one that is right behind you and your husband in the photo ... the bridal vail might be at the top of my list.

    Again, congratulations on the successful show.

  3. What lovely photos and it is great to see your fabulous paintings on show. The photo of you with your Mum and Dad is wonderful. A lovely moment captured here and one I am sure you will treasure forever. I also read the post by your son, it is a really lovely tribute, no wonder you are so proud. Congratulations on a successful show and what was obviously a very enjoyable evening.

  4. Loved your son's tribute and glad your show was so successful.


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