Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Wedding Gift


By popular demand, this is Ken's father's wedding gift to us.  He drew it his very own self, with love.


17 comments:

Karen said...

I love it. LOVE IT! Ken's dad is really talented!

unsigned said...

Nice drawing!

SoMi's Nilsa said...

Gorgeous on its own. Let alone with the added meaning that it was created by someone who loves you very dearly.

NicoleB said...

This is totally gorgeous!

wigsf said...

Wow! I don't usually get the meaning behind art, but this one I think I do. Two powerful trees bending to accomodate the other and growing with each other.

Sparkling Red said...

Karen: You should see his paintings. They take my breath away.

Unsigned: Pretty impressive, isn't it?

Nilsa: Ken's dad is an incredible guy. He's currently in treatment for cancer, and experiencing a lot of pain, but he couldn't have a more positive attitude. He complains less than most of the healthy people I know.

Nicole: Indeed. :-)

wigsf: Truly, in this case a picture is worth more than 1,000 words.

LL Cool Joe said...

That's really cool! He is very talented. That's a very special gift. Thanks for showing it to us!

Warped Mind of Ron said...

Dang... Ken's dad has some mad skills. Awesome drawing! Do you think he would draw a pin-up with big.... well maybe I'll send you my request in an e-mail ;)

San said...

That is just exquisite, Spark. And so evocative of the occasion.

Dianne said...

I love it! the sense of strength and dignity comes out of a photo of it, it must be spectacular in person!

Ken's Dad is very talented

Jenski said...

I want one! That is amazing. It reminds me of that poem about two trees that stand alone but lean on each other. What an amazing personal gift.

Kate said...

It's beautiful.

Scarlet said...

How cool is THAT?? He's a fantastic artist! I'd love to see his paintings someday.

Sparkling Red said...

LL Cool Joe: I have two other pieces of his hanging in our home: a sepia ink drawing of a tree, and a landscape in oils of a mountain at a distance behind green fields. They are all beautiful.

Ron: He does do portraits. He likes to sit in a local coffee shop and sketch the other patrons. He'd probably rather sketch you than a pin-up.

San: The compliment is especially good coming from you, an expert art lover. :-)

Jenski: It is very evocative.

Kate: Indeed. :-)

Scarlet: Maybe I'll post a photo of some of his other work sometime.

Warped Mind of Ron said...

Sketch me??? But I wouldn't be wearing anything as sexy as the pin-ups would??? Well... maybe if I planned things out and found a nice thong and push-up......

Jameil said...

art you want is a GREAT gift. esp. when it's large and you can use it wherever you want.

ghwace said...

wow. the painting's really impressive. trees binded together!

sweet!

good day!