Sept 26, 2017
oil on panel, 8"x8"
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Today is the day I pick up my wedding dress!
Well, keep your fingers crossed that I do. Since Jose reads this blog I can't give too many details about why, but there have been multiple iterations of this alteration and I can't wait for it all to flow and fit just right tonight when I pick it up.
Again, fingers crossed.
This is one thing that as I bride I think about often: comfort.
Comfort on my wedding morning in getting at least 8 hours of sleep (which I heard never happens the night before your wedding), comfort with the makeup I wear for 12 hours in the day and for it to remain impeccably placed (again never happens because I will be dancing my butt off), comfort in the shoes I wear (oh man, I chose some good ones, and I'm not being sarcastic), and finally comfort in my dress.
When I went hunting for my wedding dress with my groupies, I knew that wedding dresses were supposed to be the most comfortable, supported and fit dress I would own. But man, my dress blew every other dress out of the park that I tried on that day. Literally, the only alterations I needed on the dress was the hem lifted (I'm 5'2") and the added bustle (French bustle all the way).
And it is soooo comfortable.
I'm going in 2 hours to my final fitting and I cannot wait to have everything on again, and this time fitting me impeccably. And to think that the next time I put on this dress will be on the morning of my wedding.. I just cannot.
So yea, I had a ton of fun with this painting, especially since it's a bit more risqué than most I've painted thus far. After the last few paintings I needed something that flowed with my brush in my hand, a reference that was smooth and fun to play around with. I even altered the shadows a bit to my liking.
Today especially, the only thing that is supposed to be comfortable is my wedding dress, not what I'm painting. I want to be uncomfortable and train myself to love the uncomfortable, natural and raw in my everyday and for that to be translated into my painting.
Anyways- happy Tuesday! I hope you are all having a beautiful day today. It's 85F and sunny in San Francisco today, so I've been sitting outside drinking a Mint Hibiscus tea while I work. Love!