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This is a direct inspriation of "Embrace I" by George Clair Tooker, Jr. I first saw the image in a cookbook several years ago and loved it, but not until my husband surprised me at the door with an early return from Iraq did the image have so much meaning. Knowing it was impossible for me to purchase the original painting, I recreated it for myself using similar colors and composition, but with different materials and details. 15x10" oil and textured paper on book board, 2008

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nikos kanellos 07 Dec 2008

Your work is very strong and i like it Carmen

Tahnja Wolter 10 Oct 2008

I think this is beautiful and I can totally understand why you would be so pleased to see him early! Praise to Jesus he returned to you safe and well!

Van Cordle 22 Sep 2008

Wonderful wonderful work!

Leah Jaarveth 21 Sep 2008

So soft and beautifully romantic, Bravo!

Anne Vis 21 Sep 2008

Wonderful work, Carmen!