Oil Portrait Art of Grandparents
Portrait of Jack and Joanne
Retired Couple Captured in Oils
Paul Davis commissioned this double portrait of his parents on the occasion of his father's retirement from the business he had started. This portrait freezes a moment in time allowing future generations the opportunity to get to know their forbearers. Marvin's ability to bring his subjects to life is what separates a cherished heirloom like this from a photo buried in an album or in the back of a drawer.
Marvin chose this pose due to the size discrepancy between the two figures. The overall neutral tones enhance the subtle nuanced colors of the flesh. Joanne's hand forges the connection between the two and breaks up the dark shape of the connected clothing.