Sunday, June 16, 2013

Zipper - preparation for the big day

18 x 20
Oil on Canvas

This is the last of the nine pieces in my featured artist show at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia.  The show is titled "Weddings and Destinations."  I share the billing with Kathy Strauss's fabulous destinations photography that compliment my weddings paintings perfectly.  

Here the bride is getting ready...helped out by a close relative with the final touches of her preparation for what will be one of the most important days of her life.  

I remember all the preparation for my own wedding.  It was a relatively small affair by today's standards but we arranged for photography, food, cake, church etc...all the bases were covered.  We even got ahold of an antique car to ride to the church...The one thing we forgot to make arrangements for is for my mom to get to the church!!!  In all the preparation I boarded the car with my maid of honor and my mom was left at home with the photographer!!!  She had to hitch a ride with him or she would have missed the whole thing!!!  So funny now...not so funny then!  

This series and show has been a wonderful experience for me.  I love painting series and look forward to starting my next project.


  1. What an inspired concept for a show! You are amazing! Congratulations on this upcoming exhibit!

  2. It is a fantastic series! I know it must have been fun to paint each one.

    What a funny story about your mother! There are always stories at weddings that aren't expected and so fun to remember. Glad she made it! :-)

  3. Forgot to ask!! What is your next project?

  4. Lovely theme and beautiful series.

  5. This was such a wonderful series Maria, and would love to see more!!! We never get tired of seeing brides...


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