“To Bob, mi amor, from Chiquitita”
Earlier this year, Elizabeth gave me this painting of a concert grand piano as her gift of love. I suppose it was a Steinway, like my concert grand here in Maui, though she did not label it as such. In the last few days, I surprised her by mounting this mahogany frame around it.
She did write the above dedication on the back of the canvas, though, in her own hand: “To Bob, mi amor, from Chiquitita” (which is what I call Elizabeth).
While she was working on this painting last spring, I kept encouraging her to add a pianist to it. She has been very reticent to try painting human figures and has only recently started to do so. So, no pianist.
Well, I decided to help her. So here he is, thanks to Photoshop’s artistic arsenal… thanking the artist for her gift of love.
Oops, I forgot to add the Steinway logo. 🙂 Oh, well…
ANCIENT PHOTO EMERGES FROM INSIDE THE FRAME
While working on the frame for Elizabeth’s Gift of Love, I discovered an ancient poster-photo of mine inside the frame. This faded image dates back when I was about five (5). I remember it from a long time ago, but have not seen it in years, maybe decades. So maybe it resurfaced now for a reason – to be used a “thank you”-card to Elizabeth for her Gift of Love.