Above is a detail of a recently completed oil painting depicting my cousin Christopher and his wife Jill’s wedding bouquet. I had a local New York florist recreate the bouquet using a photograph taken at the ceremony and a list of flowers provided by the original New Hampshire florist. This new bouquet was placed in the sconce that held them on the dock the day they were married. The flowers were thus painted from life. The background I slipped in later using photos, sketches and memory as reference. It depicts the view one would see from the dock on Cotton Cove, Squam Lake, Holderness, NH. This painting is a belated wedding present to them. Click on the detail to view the entire image.