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painted portraits of a couple

Gwenn Seemel
Bob and Holly
2014
acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches (combined dimensions)

When painting a person’s portrait, it can be really hard to decide what expression best conveys who they are, but sometimes it’s obvious what to portray. In this case, it is as clear as the sound of their laughter! Of course, in the end, these choices are a matter of chemistry, history, and taste, as these two portraits of my father, one by me and one by another artist, prove.

For more about the making of this diptych, watch this vlog.