This Gave Me Chiills!!!

This Gave me chills:

A few weeks ago I finished a beautiful painting of Sarah. To begin Sarah and I discussed a number of options for her portrait and we chose to do a seductive image of her dressing in front of a mirror. My inspiration came from a painting I saw by Dino Paeni, an Italian painter. We discussed clothing, makeup and the mood of the portrait.

After I finished the painting I gave Sarah a digital image of the finished piece to use on social media and she posted it on her page. Her Great Aunt, her grandfather's sister, saw the painting and went through her images until she found this image of her mother, Sarah's Great Grandmother, posing in front of a mirror with a dresser in a white dress or slip.

Sarah had never seen this image and didn't even know of its existence. The image of her Great Grandmother was photographed in 1930 when she was about the age that Sarah is now. When Sarah showed this image to me I had chills up and down my spine! I feel like her Great Grandmother helped to inspire this portrait of her......stranger things have happened.

 

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