Sunday, May 3, 2015

Two Gentlemen of Havana - Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas by Fran Caldwell

This painting was inspired by a photograph I came across on Pinterest. I am no portraitist, so their faces are only my artist's impression, but their clothes, and especially their attitudes, are as precise as I could manage.

They might have been celebrating the change of policy with the U.S., but the original photograph was taken some time before that news was announced. Judging by their attire and the bouquet, they were looking forward to a very enjoyable night. It seems they find life a celebration all the time.

While I was painting this, I found myself chatting to them. An odd thing to admit, but I just found them so interesting (and, just to reassure you that I'm not completely nuts, I received no response to my chit-chat). May they dance the night away forever.

This painting is not for sale. It's for my daughter, who shared my fascination for these gentlemen.