It is an interesting life, being married to an artist. Sometimes, I see scenes of our lives together represented as paintings with key details changed, and that is the background story of Freedom. He modeled this painting on a "selfie" of he and I, taking a picture of ourselves in a mirror. We had just been married that day, and were in a hotel room (a honeymoon suite present from his mother) admiring the large tub and feeling happy. Feeling relatively carefree.
What I like most about this painting is how warm the eyes of the man are. He looks protective, and as if he is ready to be there for the long haul. I could discuss how the style of this painting reminds me of street art found in major cities; intrinsically urban. What I really want to convey, though, is how the warm eyes are enough to carry someone through a lot of cold days and nights.