Month: May 2009

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

    ARTS / 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…

  • The Dogwood flower

      Every 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″

  • 1908 – a young family

    Some people like to make lace, some people like to wear lace, I thought it would be fun to paint it. On, 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…

  • Regret – the lady in the red dress

    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…

  • Portrait of a Peasant Girl

    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 This was just for fun, she turned out looking very sweet and fresh.