Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Kodak Disposable

                                 6" x 6" Oil on Canvas

By his gleeful expression one can see young Eddie was quite taken with the Blarney Castle on a trip to Ireland a few years ago with is dad and brother to explore their paternal heritage.   While visiting the castle,  he chose not to kiss the Blarney Stone but has managed to grow quite eloquent without the magic of the Stone's gift.

In this digital age one seldom sees these little cardboard cameras  except maybe at weddings.  Just couldn't resist painting this happy memory!  Haven't I mentioned grandsons are wonderful models!

12 comments:

  1. Rosemary, I love this painting; I can't believe it is a 6x6!

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    1. Thank you, Pat! Larger pieces are easier but I have a number of 6" x 6" canvases and am trying to put them to good use! I appreciate your comments!

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  2. Wow, I love this, too. So much in such a small space. Well done!

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    1. Jo, Thank you!! I'm so glad you like it!!

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  3. I can't stop looking at this portrait of your "very" handsome grandson, Rosemary!! This is fantastic!
    that happy expression on his face is priceless...and I love the shine in his hair! AWESOME portrait!!!!!

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    1. Hilda, you know coming from a fellow portrait artist your words mean so much to me! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  4. Rosemary, I have truly enjoyed browsing your recent entries--as always. Your grandson portraits are amazing; your gift for portraiture is off the scale. I also loved the bird (with the wonderful title "Splash Dance") that won the People's Choice award in Punta Gorda. I would definitely have voted for it too!

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    1. Mary, your visit to the blog is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed seeing the paintings. Your comments mean a lot! Thanks for mentioning "Splash Dance" which I have just learned will be included in the Winner's Circle Show in Punta Gorda in March! I am humbled and thrilled!

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  5. He's a cutie! I love your soft portraits. That's something I've actually been trying to acquire! Mine are so focused and sharp, and I have difficulty when I want to make, say an older woman, look gentle and soft and feminine. I can clearly remember doing a portrait of my Mom after she passed and I could "hear" her in my ear saying, "You don't have to put in every wrinkle." The portrait came out okay despite doing it a year after she passed, but I always wished I could have painted her "dreamy". We all have our strengths, don't we? Great painting there, some day that boy will show future wife and say, "My Grandma did this!"

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  6. Thanks for stopping by, Kathleen. A while back Eddie introduced me with pride to a girlfriend as, "This is my Nana the Artist! She has painted my brother and me sooo many times!" This touched my heart and makes me want to keep painting them. They are my muses! I'm glad you like the little portrait!

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  7. Dear Rosemary - this is just a gorgeous painting of your grandson. Wow he looks like someone I would love to meet. Hope you are having a wonderful October. God Bless!

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  8. Oh thank you, Debbie! I'm so pleased you like this little painting of Eddie and really appreciate your stopping by!

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