"Mt. Liberty" Acrylic
|"Ginny's Still Life" Acrylic|
|"Red-Tailed Hawk" Acrylic (sold)|
Of course, many paintings have a story behind them, and these are no exception.
"Winston" is a painting of our very special dog who was rescued from the pound just before he was to be put down. Before I became involved with painting, I had commissioned a portrait of Winston to be a gift for my husband. I sent several photos to the artist and waited eagerly for the completed painting. When it arrived, to my dismay, it was merely a caricature on a piece of tile! I was determined to do better!
"Mt. Liberty" is a mountain in New Hampshire that my husband, Bill, and I climbed when we were dating. This painting was a gift to him,and it is also the first painting of mine to be accepted into a juried exhibition.
"Ginny's Still Life I" is a painting I did as a commission for a friend of mine. The summer before, she and her husband, who was an artist, were at a picnic and she took a photo of this bouquet of flowers which was on one of the picnic tables and asked her husband to do a painting for her. He promised to do so, but sadly, passed away shortly thereafter. I was honored that she asked me to paint this for her in memory of him.
"Red-Tailed Hawk" was a birthday gift to my oldest daughter who was going to be moving out of state shortly after her birthday. I knew how she loved Red-Tailed Hawks and wanted to paint this to show my love for her. Fortunately, she is again living nearby.