Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Watercolor Wednesday Week 35

This is the winner for the wedding gift.  I found an awesome picture of the two of them dressed up for Halloween and so I drew them up and painted a post apocalyptic background and both my husband and I love it.  Having their faces covered and/or  painted, takes away the cheese factor (Not that there is anything wrong with the traditional posed painted picture of a couple as a wedding gift, it's just "not them") and the pressure to make the painting look like them.  But the costumes and pose will (hopefully) make it so they can tell exactly who it is.  Plus they like the whole post apocalyptic  scenario so.............I hope they love it.  I'm going to mat and frame it as well. Not that there is anything wrong with a painted picture of a couple as a wedding gift, it's just "not them
Here is another painting I did as a possibility for the gift:
View my other paintings HERE.
UPDATE: Here is the wedding gift framed.

30 comments:

  1. Wow! That looks great! Love the dark fell to it. The couple is gonna love it.

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  2. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY GREAT!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THE ENTIRE CONCEPT, let alone the great piece of art!!!! I am sure they will be totally wowed!!!
    cheers, dana

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  3. Fantastic - What a cool wedding gift! I'm sure they will love it :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  4. What a great gift!
    Love to see it finished and in the frame!

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  5. I love it! It's a great gift. Happy PPF!

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  6. Your header picture is Knocking My Socks off.
    xxa

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  7. gorgeous - cool and spooky and dark. that's the coolest wedding gift ever. (and now of course I'm picturing the happy couple dressed like this on their wedding day!)

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  8. Watercolors are wonderful ~ love the spooky one of the couple ~ neat ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) ~ Happy PPF ^_^

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  9. LOL! Great job and perfect for a Hallowe'en event too.

    I hope they love it.

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  10. I actually wouldn't be surprised if the couple did dress like this on their wedding day!
    Thank you everyone, it's been really fun doing these paintings. I see more of this style in the future.

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  11. I love both of these! I'm sure they'll love the gift, too!

    And your new header painting is beautiful (not sure how new it is because I haven't been by for a while)!

    Happy PPF!

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  12. I agree with the others, the heading painting is A M A Z I N G!!! I like your cottage painting too. Happy PPF!

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  13. The wedding gift beats getting another set of steak knives that's for sure... I am sure they will treasure this always xx

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  14. I would love to have a post-apocalyptic portrait as a wedding gift. This is awesome! I like the second contender too.

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  15. Very awesome and a fantastic wedding gift!!

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  16. What a delightful idea and gift! Really cool painting and it bodes well for them surviving the apocalypse and all!

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  17. I love the second picture (not into the dark or post apocalyptic art) and think it would make an outstanding wedding gift. PS. Your header painting is fabulous.

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  18. I love the mood and feel of the second painting with the little quiet house in sparce trees. Happy PPF!

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  19. Stopping by from Sweet Saturdays linky party. I love the pic...especially, since today I'll be wrangling Zombies in Nashville TN...its their annual Zombie Buffet 5k. It will be a whole lotta fun! Come by for some puddin in pie!
    http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/2011/10/tuesday-winner-and-another-giveaway.html

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  20. One of a kind indeed. I say they will love it !

    - KAT -

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  21. WOW! What an awesome watercolor...love the merging of the hauntingly cool couple and the background! POP ART MINIS

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  22. Cool Halloween painting.
    Love the cottage watercolour!

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  23. Jen, your gifts turned out great and look fab in the frame. Such great talent you have. :)

    My apologies for the delay in visiting you.

    Hugs

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