This is a revision of a sketch from a wedding last week. The original sketch did not tell a story, which is one of my goals for this blog, so I made a few changes.
While the bride and groom were dancing their traditional first dance, I was sitting close to the bride’s aunt and uncle. I thought the aunt and uncle’s expression as they watched showed love, pride, regret, and a bit of envy. I changed the original sketch somewhat by putting the woman’s hand across her face and making the man purse his lips. This helped add in the expression I remembered but did not capture in the original sketch. The umbrellas and flowers suggest a party and the somber colors in the background echo the complex feelings I thought I was seeing.
I used pencil and watercolor.