Tuesday, February 15, 2011

my girl


This painting is a bit hard for me to talk about. This is a painting of my recently deceased father in law and my sister in law, Robbie, many years ago. Robbie was born deaf and learned to read lips at a young age. Looks like Papa was mouthing something to her because his lips are protruding. They are sharing a special moment over a pot of popcorn. Who needs a bowl? Straight from the stove to the lap.
I painted this on an 8 x 10" linen canvas. Will try to include the black and white photo I worked from

21 comments:

  1. It's such a gift to be able to paint memories for people you love. You did a superb job on this, Carol. Thanks for sharing the background story. I really like yesterday's roses too! Hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day.

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  2. Lovely painting and story of your father and sister in law. You definitely captured the emotion of the photo. So sweet!!

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  3. Carol,
    My heart goes out to you friend. This is what that gift that you have is all about. You painted a beautiful moment and brought a memory to life. So sorry about y'alls loose- He sounds like a special man.
    Take care- Wonderfully done:)

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  4. Great painting and wonderful to know the story behind it. Makes it even more special!

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  5. You really captured the intense connection between them!

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  6. Wonderful painting, Carol and precious story that pulls at your heartstrings. Very special indeed!

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  7. Wonderful job on this painting Carol and it is such a sweet story!

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  8. Très bel hommage que cette peinture... Vous y avez mis tout votre amour et vos émotions... Elle est sincèrement une très belle pièce, précieuse et pleine de sensibilité. Merci pour ce partage de confidence...
    Gros bisous

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  9. Magnifique, Carol!!!
    Tu es très très douée. Bravo!

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  10. Such a beautiful painting, Carol! Your words gave me goosebumps and to see the love your FIL has for his daughter just touches me deeply. They are both beautiful, and so are you. I hope that your SIL or your husband will always cherish this beautiful piece.

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  11. Carol, Nice handling of the figures, great hands! Great photo! I used to eat popcorn out of a pot just like that one.

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  12. Beautiful painting and story, Carol.

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  13. Great Job and a really touching story

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  14. Beautiful painting and beautiful story - your family is blessed.

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  15. Such a warm and touching painting and story to go with it. I'm sure your family will be thrilled to have this photo duplicated into a portrait. Your likeness of father and daughter is incredible.

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  16. Holy cow! this painting resonated with lots of other people besides me! Beautiful job, and wonderful sentiment - you're a wiz at figures, girl!

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  17. This is beyond special on so many different levels!

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  18. Greatness! I'm inspired to look up some of my own memories. Thank you Carol!

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  19. I feel it Carol....as I am sure everyone else has said, or not shared, you captured this moment beautifully.

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  20. Just an amazing tribute and so well done.

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  21. A touching moment and well represented with your work.

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