Romance is dead, right? Remember the days of chivalry; of honor and common decency? Remember how you used to hop out of bed before the sun rose, sip tea while your manservant dressed you in your favorite paisley waistcoat and finest Autumn tweeds, as you rushed out the front door, constantly checking your pocket watch, so as not to be late to the train station. The only time you’d have to spare would be a moment at the baker’s to pick up a basket of sweet buns for friendly maid Jessica at the end of the lane, and a moment with the flower girl, to purchase the finest dozen roses for your lovely lass.
Yes, there was a time when class reigned supreme. What’s that, you say? “Oh, but I’m worthless! A waste of space! I wouldn’t know culture or nobility if it played halftime at the Super bowl! I’m not very smart, I read at a 5th grade level, and my character is highly questionable…”
That’s OK! Sure, history probably won’t remember you as a great man, or even a good man. You will, most likely, be remembered as a very despicable man… But, you can do at least one thing, for yourself and your loved ones, that may fool the unknowing eye into thinking you are to the manor born:
Oh, the joy I felt when first I saw Siren Girl, a portrait of me ‘n Megan, just completed by Dante Orpilla, www.theartofdante.com, a fantastic young artist, currently in Southern California (but serving anywhere, we’re in Northern California-just sent him a photo)
What I really love is the video that goes along with the painting. Its great to see not just the final product, but the process too. Watching the painting rise off of the blank page is very cool. Dante crafted a unique musical score and posted the video to youtube, so, now I can watch it anywhere, anytime.
This was an extremely satisfying purchase, and I really look forward to having Dante create more for me. So, what are you waiting for?!? Put down that camera, portraits aren’t just for kings and popes, inject a lil art into your life!