Digital painting of Winston and his wife, which.. hmm .. it’s hard to explain how long it’s taken. lol Winston sent me this picture years ago, maybe in 1996. He’d have to be the one to tell you about dates, really, as it could have been longer than that, or maybe it was 1999 or … I just don’t know.
What I do know is that the picture was a photo of him and this woman, who was either the one he was going to marry or the one he had just married. Can’t even remember that much, sorry.
Later on, he started a site/group on MSN and he asked me to help him decorate it, etc. It was called ’Belgarion’s Castle’. So, i made a placard sort of thing for it, and some paintings of castle areas for the different areas of the site. Including a painting of him and his wife (as they were married, by then) with crowns and robes and a scepter, to be the King and Queen of the Castle.
I don’t think his wife liked it much, as he, later on, asked me to tone things down in that particular manner that men ask such things when a woman has gotten jealous; and, hes’ talked to me a good deal less, since then. Bummer, as we were very good at talking.
For the record, I cannot say for certain that she was jealous, or that if she was she still is, or etc. All I can say is that I honestly never thought of him quite that way. To me he is funny, and a darling, and a great friend, but .. I was waiting for someone else …
Anyway, I recently found that painting and realized it was rather crap, if you look at it large enough. So I did a lot of alchemy and repainting, and such, on it, and came up with this new version. No idea when I finished the first one, allegedly, but, as it was unsigned and not very good (except the colors were excellent) I consider it officially finished today; around 7:am, for you sticklers!