Capturing My Memories
As an artist, I love to paint subjects that have sentimental value. Today I want to share three paintings I have done that are very dear to me. The first painting is titled, “My Treaures.”
Everything depicted in this painting is special. The table belonged to my grandmother, Elizabeth. She kept her old rotary phone and phone book on it for years. I wove the cloth on my Dorsett Jack Loom. The beautiful books were a Christmas gift from some of the history students I used to teach. My oldest son gave me the blue pitcher and the candlestick was a gift from my youngest son. These are all sentimental “treasures.”
This next painting is of our dear departed Teacup Yorkie, Nellie. I painted this painting during a “Pet Pawtrait” class taught by Edwina May (who is a great instructor by the way) at Cheap Joe’s. Sweet Nellie passed away at the age of sixteen about six months after painting this portrait. She never knew a stranger, loved everyone, and loved to smother you with kisses! We still miss her.
Last but not least is my painting titled, “Two Heads are Better than One.” This painting depicts my favorite sheep, Ezekiel and his feathered friend. I used to get a chuckle when I would look out into the pasture and see this chicken riding around on Ezekiel’s back or following him all around the pasture. Who would ever think a sheep and a chicken would be best friends? We have raised many sheep through the years but “Zekee” was the friendliest and loved to be scratched behind the ears! He too, has passed on but I have such fond memories of him.
I could never put a price on these paintings! (Although I do have prints available of two of them.) How about you? Have you captured the “sentimental” in any of your paintings?