Melanna and Dimo Portrait

Every so often I will get a phone call or text saying something lovely like, “I’d like to talk to you about doing a painting for me.” I love these commission requests because it allows me to do something new and different. It’s fun to impart my own style into something special for someone in particular. My good friend Dimo contacted me in December about doing a painting for him and his lovely wife Melanna. When he came to my studio to discuss the project he shyly asked if I would be infestered in doing their portrait. We discussed the idea of doing something similar to the classic Greek wedding portraits, where the bride and groom have an austere expression. I took this cue loosely and created this portrait of them, Melanna in her wedding dress/mermaid tail, and Dimo in his fishing gear (he goes to Alaska in the summers).

Melanna and Dimo - acrylic on board, commissioned piece

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