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.

6 comments:

  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.

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  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:)

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  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.
    ~
    Autumn

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

    Thank you for your feedback, Autumn:)

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

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

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