Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A donkey for Reem

My sister-in-law, Reem, declared she wanted a donkey and lamented that she couldn't paint a donkey for herself so I painted one for her. An Egyptian one. Just like the ones she saw in Egypt when she was little. A little happiness in the form of paint and canvas. Happy Thanksgiving or just a happy day.
Oil on canvas
9x12"
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And on a side note, I'm so unhappy that Drawing Magazine has decided not publish anymore. I found so many, many interesting pencil pushers there. Whah!!!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Fran


 My long time friend asked me to paint a portrait of her mother who passed when my friend was quite young. To say the very least, it was difficult working from a blown up image that was originally a 2 inch polaroid photo. Even the color of the photo was quite faded. I did a rough sketch to get the "gist" of her face and sent a snap of that to my friend so she could see my progress and tell my anything necessary that I was missing. The day I sent it was the anniversary of her mother's passing! I had goosebumps!
So, on to the rest of it. I scanned it onto my computer and enlarged it, then used calipers to make sure I had the correct proportions as I sketched it directly onto the canvas with charcoal. I sealed that, then started painting. My friend asked me to frame it as she said she had no idea what she would choose so I went real traditional with gold, heavy and quite lovely. I'm pleased with the end result and very glad I had the opportunity to make my friend happy.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Island Palm


Oil on canvas
10x8"
landscape

I love warm weather.
Been very busy. Will post more soon. Smiley face.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Bunny

Bunny
Oil on board
6x6"
available
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Reem
And also, my sister in law asked me to paint her portrait from a photo when she was a baby.
She said, "It was when I remember being healthy and happiest," (I'm paraphrasing here, but hopefully you gather the intent) 
I really enjoyed painting her baby fingers and feel quite blessed to be asked, especially considering she is an artist too!
Cheers all, and remember to stop to smell the flowers.
Karen

Monday, November 21, 2016

Thistle



I painted a portrait of my sister-in-law's cat for her birthday. She liked it and I had fun painting Thistle.
Oil on canvas, 6x8"
NFS
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