Saturday, July 26, 2008

My Brilliant Grandmother

My wonderful grandmother, Emme, was a painter. She was the greatest influence on my life, as I was growing up. She began painting later in life, when she was in her 40's. Her portraits and still life's have a quality that I love. She captures the mood, the quietness of her subjects as they pose for her. These were painted in the 1940's and are very evocative of the period. The light and shadow make up the structure of her subjects and thus have a slightly impressionistic feel.
My family and I are blessed to have many of her paintings in our home. They will continue to be heirloom pieces that will be passed down through the generations.

3 comments:

Vanessa said...

Wow beautiful painting!

ameninabrinca said...

And she was a good painter, too! My grandmother was also a painter (her eyes don't allow her to paint or draw any more). It is wonderful that you have such lovely paintings.

Krystyna81 said...

I can understand completly! I am so glad you have your grandmother's work - not only for you but for your children as well. I love your blog and the pictures of your studio/home...I look forward to sharing that in the future on my blog...I'd love to connect our pages!