Monday, January 5, 2009

The Morning Newspaper
18 x 20 Oil on Linen

Elizabeth did a wonderful painting of me 15 years ago. I was working on a painting and she painted me in rim light which made me seem to be at the moment of inspiration. Tom Painting she called it. Later that year I was inspired again as Elizabeth sat at the kitchen table reading the newspaper. She agreed to spend the next couple of days in her bathrobe as I worked away at The Morning Newspaper. Not long after I did that painting we moved to our new home and studio in Vermont. It was the year of our 10th wedding anniversary. We don't keep many of our paintings because we need to sell as many as we can to make a living, but we decided to give each other these two pieces as anniversary presents. It was the perfect way to commemorate our first decade together in our little studio in New York. It seems like yesterday but it was 14 years ago. Today is our 24th anniversary. Harmony, happiness, delight...bliss.....

5 comments:

Eulalia (Lali) said...

Such a romantic post. Happy anniversary, Tom and Elizabeth!

Karen Winslow said...

Happy anniversary! Our anniversary is in January, too.

dsb said...

And happy anniversary from me, also. Your paintings are great. The donuts tempting. And I really don't like jelly donuts. I put your blog on my blog list. Then I wondered if there is blog etiquette. Should I have asked? Would you mind? Elizabeth's too.

Tony Perrotta said...

Congrats Thomas and Elizabeth !!!!

Indigo Bunting said...

Happy people make me so happy.

And so do beautiful paintings.