Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Sharing...


Christmas is over...except that my mom is still here and we're expecting some family to visit today. But now that the gifts have been unwrapped I can share some of the pictures I made to give to friends. I had been holding off doing that, just in case these friends were to check my blog.

This picture is drawn from a painting my dad did. He didn't draw it with India ink the way I did. His was painted with oil or acrylic (not sure which) not with watercolor they way I did. The neat thing about working on this one though was that I studied his brush strokes very carefully and, in doing so, felt a closeness with him. With this picture I also made a special effort to learn to mix the colours better - something I've found very hard.

6 comments:

Julie H. Ferguson said...

A lovely painting, Marja!
Good to hear that you are doing okay this holiday season....
Julie

Anne said...

A beautiful painting. You are very talented. Do you market your work? You should. Happy Holidays to you Marja.

Anne

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Happy New Year Marja. May the coming year bring you hope, joy, peace in your heart and your healing and deliverance. God bless and enjoy a wonderful and peaceful New Year celebration.

Merelyme said...

what a wonderful story...i like that a lot...this way to feel close to your dad. thank you for sharing the beauty in your world.

marja said...

Thank you for visiting, Julie, Anne, Mel, and Merelyme. And a Happy New Year to all of you.

Cathy said...

Okay. Now I'm a real Google user. I'm not technologically savvy and thought I contributed yesterday but it was a figment of my imagination.

I'm struck with the beauty of the image you painted and that its source was your father, as if your heavenly father is speaking to you. The strokes are light and open and free. I'm envious- someday I will paint too, leaning at first on what others have done before me for confidence, especially that impressionistic Parisienne style.

Read (red) through the comments- supportive and encouraging. Is everyone so polite and agreeable?
You know I appreciate the occassional scrap... Ha!
Cathy G from the MD group