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Now I know what it’s like to see my name in the New York Times!

May 30th, 2009 9 comments

bobama1ARTS / ART & DESIGN
Obama’s Face Rules the Web
By RANDY KENNEDY
Published: May 31, 2009
Perhaps not since John F. Kennedy has a presidency so fanned the flames of painterly ardor among artists. Yes, this is the painting you saw on the front page of the New York Times! Mimi was interviewed by Randy Kennedy of that august paper, and you can read the article at the link below.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/31/arts/design/31pain.html

and yes, I still have copies of this painting for sale! Copies of this painting are available. they are high quality art prints, 8.5″ x11″ on fine Arches watercolor paper, hand signed by me. I am asking $40 for the print plus $6 for shipping.





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The Dogwood flower

May 25th, 2009 7 comments

 

dogwood130Every now and then I have to take a break from all the faces, and find myself painting flowers or something like that instead.

In our back yard we have a magnificent Dogwood Tree – it is very inspirational.  This painting is one of a series. It is 5.5″ x 8.5″

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1908 – a young family

May 13th, 2009 3 comments

Some people like to make lace, some people like to wear lace, I thought it would be fun to paint it. On shorpy.com, I came upon this wonderful black and white photo of a young representative and his wife and little girl. The little girl, Olive Sherley, lived to be 98 years old.  This was an attempt to paint a baby, very difficult. I like how it came out, and I hope you do too.

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Regret – the lady in the red dress

May 4th, 2009 4 comments

I came upon a very old photograph of an office Christmas party. Everyone seemed to be stylish, happy, elbow to elbow, except for this one young lady. She sat far to the right of everyone else in the picture, and looked away from them all. Her hair was mussed, she just didn’t look like she fit in with the rest. I was so taken with her that I painted her. Not twice, but four times, because I just couldn’t get her face right. Until now. Here she is. I hope that after this party, she made a good decision and lived the rest of her life. But for now, she is stuck in the moment for you to feel her angst and wonder what really happened that night.

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Portrait of a Peasant Girl

May 3rd, 2009 2 comments


The April challenge was to copy someone else’s painting. I chose this one by Alexei Alexeivich Harlamoff (1848-1915) which he called “Portrait of a Peasant Girl” The original painting is oil on canvas, here’s a picture of it;  art renewal.org.
This was just for fun, she turned out looking very sweet and fresh.

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