Friday, April 10, 2009

"The Proposal"

Oil on 3/8" Gesso Board. Approx 6"x6" SOLD

This is a custom commission for a couple who is about to be engaged. The baseball player and his soon to be bride. I must say the ring is a beauty. I felt a little paranoid having it in my possession.

19 comments:

Marian Fortunati said...

Too cool..
You've created a beautiful memory for a clever guy!!

LSaeta said...

This is really wonderful. How romantic ... and the painting is lovely. Just imagine what a great memory this will leave them for many years!

Dean Grey said...

What if Julie says no? LOL, just teasing!

This little painting is really done quite well.

The baseball is dingy and weathered while the ring box is slick and new. Good job with that.

The diamonds on the ring appear to glow. Great job with that.

Best wishes to the happy couple!

-Dean

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

I love this composition, very original. You did a wonderful job.

Laurel Daniel said...

Julie will say yes! What a great engagement memory for that couple! It's a beautiful and fun.

Joanne said...

How creative an idea is that!!! I think this couple is off to a great start when he considers her artistic tastes even in his proposal! Beautiful painting, Michael - what an honor for you to be the chosen artist. :-)

Roxanne Steed said...

What a wonderful story - a great little painting, and an incredible memory! Beautiful work Michael, I'm just smiling thinking about how thoughtful this is.

Sara Winters said...

Oh my gosh! What a wonderful way to propose!

Beautiful painting.

Lauren said...

MY brother and future SISTER-IN-LAW will love this! I am tearing up out of excitement! I've seen both the ring (and maybe tried it on!!!) and the ball and this painting is perfect. It fits both of their personalities which blend so well together!!!

Lara Harris said...

This has got to be the coolest proposal idea ever!...well next to my proposal on a boat under the Sydney Harbour Bridge :o)
Love how the ring seems to really shine!

Stacy Kvernmo said...

This painting is just too much rock for one hand. How sweet!

Jeremy Elder said...

Great idea! You did that ring justice.

Richard Hearns said...

Hi Michael,
Thats a really great commission.
What an honour for you

You continue to be an inspiration for me. You are a faboulas painter.

Irish Artist
- Richard Hearns

Deborah Ross said...

Michael, this is a great idea for the couple, and the ring really looks like it's glowing. I love all your work because your brushwork and colors are luscious. No matter what the subject is, you paint life into it.

Lara Harris said...

Ok, the suspense is killing me!Did she say yes?? You've got to give us an update!She must've been SO surprised!

Julie, The Bride said...

I said yes!! It was the most amazing day and could not have been better! You did an outstanding job on the painting! I absolutely love it and will cherish it for the rest of my life! Thank you so much for creating this for both of us!

Julie (and Dan)

Marisa Polin said...

The ring shines! Gr8!

Veda Murthy said...

wow!!!!!!!this one is the best! the diamond looks very good!!!!!i need more time to check out all other posts in ur blog!

Hummy said...

Love ih! Its unique =D