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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Styrofoam daisies and twin portraits.

While we were visiting my family on spring break, I took a few photos of gifts that I have painted in the past year.  This is my niece, it was intended as a present for my brother, but somehow my mom "forgot" to pass it on to him!  These photos have a bit of glare on them that I didn't notice when I took them.  The paintings are too far away to take more photos now, but I'll try to replace these with better images when I can.

The painting is part of a diptych of the twins.  Each painting is 8x10 inches.

Here is a quick portrait of the twins reading with Grandpa:

And finally, this is a painting that I did when I was about 10 years old.  My teacher had me cut up and paint Styrofoam meat trays to make the daisies!  I really like this one, even today!

Grandma's mountain

My grandmother, Carrie Vanderbilt Hoover, started painting late in life, after she retired as a registered nurse.  She passed away at the age of 94 after spending many years quilting and painting.  This is an oil painting on melamine, hanging on the wall at my mother's house.  I think it is just gorgeous with the vibrant colors.  It was painted sometime in the early 1980s or late 1970s.