Saturday, May 05, 2007

An artists view.

My mother-in-law is a very talented artist and we are lucky to have some of her paintings on our walls. Marie likes to paint 'beach' scenes and on many an occasion we have been dressed up in white, with hats on our heads and gone to our local (stony and grey coarse sand) beach to have lots of photo's taken. Out of this Marie produces paintings of us on golden beaches with the sun pouring down (if only the reality was like that)!

This is the first painting Marie gave me, it is of Mollie and I when Mollie was one and my all time favourite.

A few years later Marie gave us this painting which was painted from the same set of photos as the painting above. It is of Dillon, Mollie, Eva (my neighbours daughter) and myself.

This painting has recently been finished and is on loan to me as it is for mum. Mum asked Marie to paint a picture with Sam and myself and all her grandchildren. The photos Marie used of myself and the children were about four years old and Sam sent some photos of her over from San Francisco. My favourite bit of this painting is Ben's bum cheeks!


Now all I have to do is plan a way to keep this picture here, maybe never drive to England again and it's too big to fit on a plane!


28 comments:

Sam said...

They are beautiful paintings Beccy. I'm sure you will treasure them forever.

hellojed said...

Your mother in law is so talented, and you are so lucky to have them hanging on your wall!

ChrisB said...

beccy the painting looks lovely I can't wait to get it on MY wall.

enidd said...

beccy, your mother-in-law is nearly as talented as enidd's!

laurie said...

wow. those are beautiful. they make me want to go to the beach.

does she sell her work at art fairs? she's very talented.

frannie said...

those are so beautiful! and Ben's little cheeks are great!

Tonya said...

Those paintings are beautiful.. your MIL is very talented :) the first one is my favourite!!

Steffi said...

WOW!That´s very beautiful!fantastic pictures!Your mother in law is so talented!
Have a nice weekend!

john.g. said...

Absolutely brilliant!!!!!!

Sam said...

wow!

my4kids said...

Wow I am so jealous! I love those paintings! All I got from my mil was knitted dishrags! I love them all but the first is my favorite also!

Karmyn R said...

Those are GORGEOUS!!!!!

My mom (Pamela) paints too - watercolors and I have a couple of her prints.

It's a nice heirloom to have.

Deborah said...

Wow Beccy those are something else. What an absolute treasure to have! Something that will pass on to your children and grandchildren no doubt. Fabulous!

EmBee said...

Be warned, first taunting your mother with chocolates and now suggesting that my wife will not get her hands on the painting. I shall invoke the spirit of Filton Park who will come and haunt you. Love

Heather said...

Those are really beautiful! How lucky for you.

elena jane said...

oh my, beccy, those are beautiful! your mother in law is very talented and you're fortunate to have some good memories onto canvas!

(lol @ terri's knitted dishrags, all my mil gives me is criticism on my cooking)

Willowtree said...

Holy crap! That's some real talent right there. You are one lucky DIL.

Now cough up the painting! You got away with the chocolates, but don't press your luck..

cookiecrumb said...

Sweetest things ever. Just lovely.

Sam said...

i love how marie made my legs browner than beccy's. it's like a dream come true for me to be the one with the bronzey sun-kissed skin instead of the red lobster look.

Little Miss Moi said...

Dear beccy. Those paintings are amazing. You're so lucky to have them in your home! Steal your mum's while she's not looking.

Lisa said...

Beccy those are absolutely gorgeous!
Treasure them.

alissa said...

Oh my God... those are gorgeous!!! What fantastic keepsakes - I'm soo envious!!

la bellina mammina said...

those paintings are gorgeous! You are so lucky!! Does she paint and sell her paintings or does she only paint for families?

Emma in Canada said...

Those are absolutely stunning. She is beyond talented.

Sally Lomax said...

Beautiful!!! Does she take commissions? (Not that I can offer one at the moment - but one day might be nice!)

Rachel said...

Those are beautiful!!! What a wonderful way to preserve memories!!!

CPA Mom said...

oh my she is so talented!!! I wish I had her as a MIL. What a treasure.

Barbara said...

Wow your Mum in law is so talented. They are stunning paintings.