On a trip to Ottawa to see relatives before COVID, Steven and I met a group of
women in the lobby of the hotel we were staying in. They were waiting for
a ride to a wedding.
The bride was beautiful, and her two bridesmaids were very excited.
A relative (maybe an older sister) was clearly concerned about the time.
And for a portrait artist, these beautiful women in gorgeous off the
shoulder satin dresses, holding gorgeous bouquets of flowers was
a magical subject.
I asked if I could photograph them, and they agreed. I have the
reference photos I printed when I got back to Toronto, but I need
to find my original photos for better reference on the details when I
do a painting.
It's wonderful to think about life when travel was easy, and we
could meet people anywhere and have a conversation.