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Thursday, 14 February 2013

A Loving Touch...

This is a 20" x 30" canvas worked to specific requirements from my eldest, as a gift for his lady this Valentine's day....and when I think of all the years he refused point blank to even get involved in such behaviour lol. Now I get a request ....5 days before the date for" another couple painting, with his arm around her, in pinks and reds...and can you make it look like there is a heart behind them, but not actually a heart...that glowy thing you do?"...and you know how I love pink :S

I am calling this "A Loving Touch"

For the base layer I used a National trust newspaper highlighting words like February/discovery/Trust...then used sponge stamps and hand prints in bright acrylics

before picking out the happy couple. I tried to angle the heads so it looks as if they are looking into each others eyes :D
Then I started to build up the background...
The colours are very rich and vibrant...and the whole effect to me feels like one of those humongous brilliantly coloured bouquets of flowers you want but can rarely afford :D

Happy Valentines to you all, wishing you love and bright flowery days :D
Enjoy :D XXX



  1. Ooooooh! She will love it.....I know I do ;)
    xoxo Sioux

  2. Wonderful Gina, just love the whole design and that gorgeous couple.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  3. Your process totally amazes me. I'd never find those figures in that base. Bravo! You are amazing. I'm sure everyone involved will be delighted. xoDonna

  4. How beauty-full and love-charge... to have the first woman who loved him and whom he first love make a toking of love for the other love of his live... totally perfect.

    Have Valentine's Day, right back at you, Gina love ;-)

  5. Crikey 5 days and you created that - it's amazing utterly gorgeous and totally unique!

  6. Stunning Gina!! I love the painting! Happy Valentine's Day ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

  7. Just fantastic, your son and his girlfried will love it.

  8. Gina this is a really touching piece ♥ I am sure they will love it!!