Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Portrait of the Artist

I couldn't resist sharing this portrait with you all.

It's not one of mine - it's actually a portrait of me, drawn by my daughter, Megan. And, of course, I'm a proud mother!

I have to say that I have had no direct influence on Megan's ability as an artist. Other than provide her with examples of my own work to study, I had little to do with her progress and, certainly, offered her nothing in the way of formal instruction. So, at first, it was a bit of a surprise to see her following my interests and, in some ways, mirroring my own style.

Here is another portrait that she drew of her youngest brother, Jordan. I love this one!
My second daughter, Carrie, has also taken up art, as a hobby. Unlike Megan and myself, she prefers computer art and specialises in stylised characters, drawn on her iPad - something that I find very hard to do. I'll post some of her work, soon.


  1. Wow, Megan's work is beautiful, so much like yours. I love both the pictures. I can't wait to see Carrie's style and contrast it to yours and Megan's. Knowing Carrie, it will probably be quite different.

  2. Thank you, Immy! Megan will appreciate the encouragement.

    Like you, Carrie is fond of colour and produces quite vibrant pictures. And, yes, it's very different:)

  3. Wow, that is such an awesome picture! The one of baby Jordan is adorable. It must be lovely to have your daughters both enjoying doing artwork as well.

  4. Yes, it is lovely to have a family interest.

    Thank you for your feedback, Autumn:)

  5. You're kidding! Your daughters too? Megan's artwork is beautiful. Your family is gifted, Vicky :)

  6. Oh, Mary, what a sweet comment! Thank you - Megan will be so encouraged by the feedback:)


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