I've been inspired by the upcoming Valentine holiday and I have created a couple of new illustrations of Victorians in Love. I've been imagining them as a successful past clients from my "Ladies & Gents Victorian Dating Service" and have a great time painting them. They went looking for love and they were the lucky ones that found it...
|Introducing Mrs. & Mr. Martin Hughes|
|A bit of a closeup- view of the happy couple...|
|This is the very improper Mr. & Mrs. Thaddeus Smith|
|Is that a certain gleam in his eye?|
I hope you like them...
Also...They will be available as 6in x 8in prints in the shop
By the way, it is pretty interesting trying to capture love between Victorians.
For my research, I look at a lot of old daguerreotypes and tintypes and
the people have almost no expression at all. They are very stiff and
emotionless. But that was what a a proper photography sitting required.
It was a serious...but once in a while a little sense of joy would peek
Pretty cute, huh? Have a wonderful and love filled weekend everyone!