This painting was a wedding commission and has just been delivered to the happy couple. I assume that I may still complete the odd commission but for the most part my work will focus on projects with a focus on portraiture in the upcoming future. This one was bittersweet to complete because it may be one of my final large canoes but I do love the symbolism...green represents spring, vitality & energy and also symbolizes balance and harmony. The lace airbrush patterns symbolize a bridal veil, new beginnings and setting up a new home. And the leaves reference the Tree of Life, ancestors and a family tree. A leaf is an ancient symbol that represents happiness & faith. A swallow symbolizes the epitome of joy. Finally, the red marks represent the family and community that will support this couple as they embark on their journey together.