I was pleased with so many of the photos I took that day. I need to share some of those with you. Maybe soon.
In the meantime, I'll just share the one which stood out as one of my favorites from that day.
I had crouched down low on the ground to get this photo of the bridge with the cherry trees in the background. Only there was one thing I didn't like about it. The last of contrast between the dreary Korea sky and the blossoms of the trees. I thought about it for a little while, then the thought of having it painted came to mind. Custom oil paintings are really inexpensive here and I have a favorite artist to use. I've used Mr. Kim at Royal Gallery a couple of other times. The first was when he painted the image of my mom's old house place. Then, I oversaw him creating a painting for a friend of mine. And then a few months ago, I had him do a painting for G-Dub for our anniversary. So, why not have one done for me, right?
I took the photo in a few weeks ago and showed it to him. I told him he didn't have to leave it as it was if he didn't want, but I did want the bridge and cherry blossoms as the focus. The only major request I had was blue skies. He talked about changing the bridge to a traditional Korean bridge. But, I really liked this bridge, so he stuck with it.
And here is my completed painting. It's a 20x24 canvas with the frame adding some size.
I love it! I'm so glad I went ahead with the thought of having it done!