This is the first image I'm releasing for this website.
The title comes from a beautiful old song which my husband gave to me in a mix tape back in the day when we were falling in love. Mix tapes were long over when we met, but he's old school like that.
Are you wondering what happened to First Love #1 thru 4? Well the simple answer is that when I was painting those, I was just playing around and getting into various ideas, and I didn't think they quite fit what I wanted.
With "Speak Softly Darling" I finally got into the swing of it. To me the soft brushstrokes and delicate colors evoke the tenderness of early love, when everything is perfect.
This is available as a print or poster, with or without a frame. It's also available on other things, like greeting cards and shower curtains.