Worthy

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Featured, Portraits
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blackwoman
About This Project

Worthy

16×20
oil on canvas
2018

This is a painting of my fiance painted in 2018.  There is an interesting story behind this piece and a lesson about over thinking.  I took this photo while she was doing her hair because I thought it looked cool.  Months later when I decided to propose I came up with the idea of painting this painting secretly and presenting her with the painting of herself with a ring on her finger.  Sounds awesome right? Yea well I over thought it, procrastinated and let fear keep me from making the proposal as special and unique as it could have been.  She still said yes but it was a generic quiet moment on a cruise ship proposal, she deserved better than that.  Oh so anyway, 2 years later she is getting on to me because i hadn’t painted her yet and I proceeded to reveal the plan I bailed on.  After that of course I had to do the painting and I am happy with the results.