Sandro's Painting of me
I first met Sandro in 2004
during a Lord of the Rings Convention in London :
The Fellowship Festival. Over the next couple of years we ran into each other at other
conventions and decided to do an exchange - I would sew something for him
and he would paint something for me.
and I on the train to NYC from Trenton.
Thanks for coming! It was great to share the experience with you and I would have been so nervous finding my way without your help!
|Sandro getting ready to start. He's wearing the pattern of a custom designed painting robe I'm working on for him.||The structure is laid down.|
|The basic colors||Studying the work|
|Creepy eyes!||Painting... painting... painting...|
|Almost there....||This shot shows that it was a cloudy day. Sandro painted to the natural light coming in from the window.|
|It took about 3 cups of tea and a water bottle or 4 -5 hours... depending on how you look at it.||All done! Thanks so much, Sandro, I love it!!|
|The finished work and the subject side by side.|
|This is the box that Kev made to carry home the wet painting.||
It worked very, very well! Great job Kev!
Painting take Two
After I sent the robe there
were some adjustments needed and Sandro wanted
to make some touch ups, so we met up again. This time my husband and I made the trek together....
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decided it would look better with my darker shirt - I
|And this is Sandro wearing the altered and finished robe|
And here is the painting
framed and hanging in my home.
(well, almost hanging!)
I absolutely love it! It's
not just a beautiful piece of art by a
talented artist, but having work by someone as amazing as
Sandro in my home makes it mean so much more.