Archive | August 24, 2012

Sunflowers by Muriel Sigretto 1910-2010

Sunflowers
©L. Grimley

Orange you glad it’s Friday is a brand new meme, just started today and I’m  happy to be taking part in it.

What I’m sharing today is a painting my mother did in the ’70s.  Her name is Muriel Bolles Sigretto Thompson – but she always used the name Sigretto on her paintings.  She comes from a line of painters – her cousins, mother, sisters and brother, and now me, her daughter, and from what I hear, my grand-daughter, Stephanie, is very interested in drawing – mostly horses, of course, since she has two of them and loves them greatly .

Sunflowers is an oil on canvas and it has a lot of texture since mother threw in a lot of sand to build up the centers of the flowers.  Muriel passed away December 14, 2010 at the ripe old age of 100.5 years.  She was still keeping her hands busy even when she was 97!

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Paint Party Friday – Baby Llama

This is baby llama I drew on an art card several  years ago.  The camera I had at the time did not have many pixels and, being the small size it was, when I posted it on my art store the largest size print that could be made was 7″x10″.   Here’s a silly haiku (if you can call it that).   Happy Paint Party Friday!

Baby llamas spit
Just how far can their spit go
Better duck anyhow

and if you like limericks – here’s another silly one:

There was a baby llama
Who loved his sweet dear mamma
Until one day
In a quizzical way
She asked why’s your tail like a comma?

 

 

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