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painted portrait of a couple

Gwenn Seemel
Mom and Dad
2014
acrylic on panel
4 x 4 inches

I don’t often work from other people’s photos to paint my portraits, but it does happen now and again—most often with my self-portraits, including this one, which are sometimes based on photos taken by my partner or by my parents. To paint this double portrait, I was looking at stills taken from a wedding video from the 1960s. The subjects are my parents-in-law, two lovely people I painted in 2010.

For more about the making of this painting, check out this article.