Monday, February 28, 2011

Nancy's Gallery

Today we popped by my Mom and Dad's briefly
on our way back home from grocery shopping
and got a chance to see what my mom  
 has been up to.  You see she has not been feeling
so great the past years and not really felt well
enough to paint.

However today she showed me some paintings she
has been working on since she has been feeling
a bit better and I have just got to share them  with
you along with others she has painted
over the years.  I am so amazed by her talent
and she really is very humble about it,
no, actually, she does not believe she is
really really good.

She started painting late in life just like her mother,
who also was a very talented artist.

Well see if you agree with me and please do click on the
picture to see them larger and the detail she puts
into them.

I showed you in my very 
first blog post 
 this picture which she gave us that I adore.
(apparently she whipped it up in about 15 minutes).

and the technique she used in this
one is so interesting

and this is one of my favourites with one of my
favourite colours, turquoise.

this one is also stunning

I have a slightly different and smaller painting she did for us of this beautiful
 tuscan scene  which is in our front porch but she changed up the 
sky in this 2'x3' version.  Aren't the colours just spectacular?

A cozy cottage with a different colour interpretation is so cute 
and makes you want to peak inside, doesn't it?
Sorry the glass it is behind has blurred the photo  a bit.

Another of my favourites in it's simplicity.
Maybe she will sell this one to me.

Little girl by the river, I also have this one she gave me.
Sorry the picture didn't turn out to well.

So hard to paint such detail in all one colour 
but she masters it.

I can't imagine the patience it takes to 
paint such detail. 

This is one of Mom's favourites as
it reminds her of her grandchildren Colton and Jacy.

 This is my, "little girl by the river" she gave me and if you look
closely  you can see her, she is wearing red.

She masters trees beautifully.

I love the simplicity of this one.

Another of her favourites

She even makes the simple things like her  suburban backyard
fence and some rocks  in the winter time when she lived
in Calgary look interesting

Looks like the stunning Lake Louise in Alberta 
doesn't it. 

and I will buy this one too when she lets me. I love the shadows and the
use of orange and blue and white.

and I think this one is one of her finest. She blessed us with it
and it touches me especially because the lady resembles my
younger sister  Catherine so very much.

Mom I am so very proud of what you have 
and  thank you  for the beautiful pieces of your work you have 
graciously given us. They make me smile every time I look 
at them. I love you.



Claudia said...


I need to catch up with your postings. You have been busy. Your Mom's paintings are beautiful! I especially love the last one and the girl by the water. They will look pretty in your home.
Thank you for sharing with us.

Claudia said...

Hello again,

I almost forgot. I wanted to let you know that I did see similar glass lamps over at Crate & Barrel. I hope they do ship to Canada. I'm not sure the cost of them. I was in their store the other day and was picking up a gift in and out before I had to pick the kids up from school.
Take care,