I just completed this painting for Sarah (my niece) and Paul's wedding.
Sarah and Paul Bennett, married June 25, 2011
|The Gathering, 2011, oil on panel, 22" x 22"|
The birds symbolize the friends that come into our lives to teach and encourage. There are two Chinese characters in the painting. Along the right side near the top is the word for double happiness, which is traditional for weddings. Below it is the character for love. The painting is a blend of a few different classifications: part Chinese scroll, part folk painting, and part symbolic realism.