04 November 2009

My Mother’s Paintings




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I thought it is only fair that I also feature my mother’s paintings as I had already done a couple of posts about my father’s paintings (of China and the Philippines) last month. Yes, my mother paints, too. That is a little-known fact. My father is not the only artist in the family. Remember my wedding invitation?

The picture above is a scan of a page of a coffee table book published in celebration of the 60th anniversary of an art association in which my parents are members.
Now that my mom is retired, she has more time to devote to painting. Her favorite subjects? Josh and Zoë… and flowers.

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She can draw (and make!) pretty much anything. This one is a bookmark that she helped me make way back when I was in grade school. My only contribution was making and attaching the tassel. I still use this bookmark. It’s a bit mangled now only because Josh and Zoë somehow got their paws on it and was playing around with it.

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To all of you who had asked or those who might ask --
  1. Yes, my mother has had her art included in art exhibits, though not as many as my dad.
  2. No, I don’t paint. You’d think I would, with both parents who do. No inclination. Whatsoever.


32 COMMENTS:

Yelena R. said...

Oh wow! Your parents are both so talented! Maybe it will be passed down to your children :)

LPC said...

Yeah. If this shows up in one or both of your kids, well, we will know where it comes from:).

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Your mom's artwork is phenomenal!! I'm so inspired!! Now is your husband artistic?

blueviolet said...

Gosh, I am astounded that both parents are so gifted. Wonderful!

Menopausal New Mom said...

What a family of talented artists! I wonder if either of your little ones will take an interest, those paintings are absolutely beautiful!

smiles4u said...

Wow! Such talent!

Wanda said...

Thank you for sharing these paintings. They are beautiful. (I do a lot of portrait work so I really appreciate your Mom's rendition of your two beautiful children.)

Alicia said...

Wow!!!! Those are beautiful!!!!

Run DMT said...

Your parents are so talented! Your mom's paintings are beautiful! Thank you for sharing them.

The OmniCouple said...

How beautiful! They are so talented. My mother-in-law paints too. I wish I had that talent. So lovely.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Your parents are very talented.

JennyMac said...

What talent!!! The pictures are so beautiful.

golonghorns said...

I am blown away by the talent of your parents. One of my sister's is an artist and she got all the talent genes in our family!

Nezzy said...

WoW, you have it on both sides of the family! How very blessed you are. The paintings are just beautiful. You ARE blessed!

Have a super great day!!!

Jana said...

WOW really? two parents that can paint your children? Two children for them to paint? does it get any better, I think not, the paintings are lovely but so is the artist behind the camera=D What a great gift to you and hubby!

Auntie E said...

very talent indeed. Lovely show. happy WW

Lindy said...

Wow - those drawings are wonderful. Drawing faces is very difficult - I have a portrait I'm working on of my little one and it's all done except the mouth - can't seem to get that right.

She's very talented.

Sandra said...

So beautiful and I am amazed by such talent. Thanks for sharing!

Keyona said...

Oh wow! Gorgeous. Can you paint like that too?

Keyona said...

Oh, I guess I missed the last sentence. LOL! Sorry I guess you DON'T paint. :o)

Michelle said...

Wow, you have talented parents. Maybe your kids will inherit their artist genes.

Aunt LoLo said...

Heh, yeah - i was going to ask. ;-)

that second pic of josh is PERFECT. Wow!

Susie said...

Oh my gosh!! She is incredibly talented!!

Rob said...

WOW. you have some very talented parents. Awesome pictures.

Happy WW!

Brenda said...

Your mother does a fantastic job!

Leslie said...

wow amazing!

Herb of Grace said...

Wow. Just... wow. I love :)

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Oh, wow! Your parents are very gifted!! Beautiful paintings!

Happy WW! :)

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Your children are beautiful! So are you mom's paintings!

I see your comments at a lot of the blogs I read and I thought I'd stop by to say hi! Hi!

Mahmee said...

Just lovely.
M.

Marice said...

wow they really got a talent! great paintings!

u may view mine if u have time

Sherry said...

I'm highly impressed with your Mom's paintings!! I was scrolling down your blog posts and they stopped me in my tracks. Thanks for sharing!!

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