Let me be clear — when it comes to drawing or painting I have zero talent. It’s something I always wished I could do, but what I lack our daughter makes up for. She comes by it honestly from my husband’s side of the family. The painting below was painted by someone on my husband’s mother’s family. Sadly, we aren’t sure who.
We also have two paintings that Bob’s maternal grandfather painted. His cousin from Brazil brought them to us when he visited about fifteen years ago and we treasure them!
Our daughter took oil painting classes in fourth and fifth grade. This is her very first painting:
These are a couple of others she did when she took the class. The Point Vincente lighthouse in Palos Verdes, California. She painted it from a picture I’d taken. And then the family portrait. A friend of ours said it captured our essence.
When she was in fifth grade we moved from Florida to Virginia. She was so sad as we drove away in the car. I suggested that she should write some poems to express her feelings. We ended up pairing her paintings and poems in a booklet to give away as Christmas presents.
She’s painted on and off ever since. We just celebrated her thirtieth birthday so here are a couple of her more recent paintings. I wish she had more time to paint.
She does all the chalk signs for the winery she works at and does them free hand. Here are two of them:
Readers: Do you or does someone in your family have an artistic streak when it comes to drawing and painting?