Two Brides

👸🎨WELL BEAUTIES, LET’S PAINT BEFORE A WEDDING😉

tiina lilja art

I have written a bit about the Two Brides before, first focussing on the element of painting a figurative portrait with the aid of photography and latterly to discuss the concept of failure as a creative practitioner.  This time, however, the piece is no longer a work in progress: I have indeed finished my first portrait of persons in nearly seven years.

Two Brides, painting by Tiina Lilja, oil on canvas (2019)

If you are a regular reader of my wee blog or you found yourself here via Instagram, I imagine you to be pretty familiar with Two Brides already.  I sketched out the foundations for this artwork in January 2019 and having moved house and struggled with achieving what I considered a good enough likeness, I worked on it in little bits until I was happy with the costumes, background and, of course, the identifying features of the faces and hands of my two subjects.  This one…

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2 Comments

July 3, 2019 · 1:42 AM

2 responses to “Two Brides

  1. Absolutely stunning! Such a beautiful piece!

    Liked by 2 people

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