Saturday, July 21, 2007

Beautiful Painting

You may recall Beccy featured this painting back in May. Beccy's mother-in-law is a very talented artist and she had very kindly agreed to paint a beach scene with all the family in it for me. I had seen the painting in progress when I visited and once it was finished Beccy was looking after it until I could collect it.
So you can imagine my surprised when I met her from the airport on Monday to see her come out carrying the painting. As soon as Embee arrived home from work we he set about hanging the painting above the fireplace in the sitting room. I love it and along with all my other pictures, I now have another that will be greatly treasured.

This post is to say a very big thank you to Marie who, I'm sure you will agree, has captured the girls and grandchildren (when they were younger) so beautifully and to Beccy for making sure it reached me safely.

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18 Comments:

At 21/7/07 11:12, Blogger Little Miss Moi said...

Dear chrisb. I agree. I think it's a beautiful painting, beccy's MIL is VERY talented. Lucky you to have such a beautiful picture to look at every day.

 
At 21/7/07 14:09, Anonymous Lisa said...

Truly a new family heirloom.
A beautiful picture,she's so talented, lucky you to have it!

 
At 21/7/07 14:10, Blogger Asha said...

Absolutely beautiful!!:))

 
At 21/7/07 18:51, Blogger my4kids said...

I saw it on Beccy's blog and I was jealous of her mil's talents then. I still am. I want someone to paint a pic like that for me!

 
At 22/7/07 07:27, Blogger la bellina mammina said...

Yes I remember this painting and justlike Terri, I'm jealous and wished I could have someone paint something like that for me :-(

 
At 22/7/07 11:22, Blogger Tiger Lamb Girl said...

That really is such a beautiful painting. I remember seeing it on Beccy's site a while back. Just gorgeous and so warm;) to look at.

 
At 22/7/07 11:55, Blogger Barbara said...

That is such a lovely painting. She has captured Beccy so well.

 
At 22/7/07 16:55, Anonymous enidd said...

enidd's glad the picture has made its way to your house, chris. what a lovely gift.

 
At 22/7/07 17:58, Blogger ChrisB said...

LMM I have several of her paintings and love them all.

lisa there will be a fight over who has it after me!

my4kids and la bellina mammina I consider myself to be very fortunate!

tiger lamb girl I'm thrilled with it as you can imagine.

barbara you're right she did Marie admits to not doing portraits so she tends to create pictures where the face is not the focus.

enidd I did wonder if it was going to get stuck in a certain person's house!!

 
At 22/7/07 23:42, Blogger The Artist formerly Known as Purpleworms (!) said...

Ahem!! (You know what I am about to say!!) Time to make a few beautiful paintings to leave to your in-laws!! This one is indeed gorgeous!

 
At 22/7/07 23:54, Blogger Pamela said...

hours of work .. what a precious gift.

(and framed as well????? even more priceless)

 
At 23/7/07 10:01, Blogger Beccy said...

I was hoping it might stay in my house by my MIL packed it up and told me to risk bringing it on the plane!

 
At 23/7/07 14:16, Blogger elena jane said...

i loved this painting when beccy shared it. and i still love it. what a great way to immortalise your lovely family :-) sorry that beccy had to part with it, but glad to see it hanging on your wall :)

 
At 23/7/07 16:17, Blogger ChrisB said...

wendy I was waiting for your comment I thought this post might have escaped you as you had a busy weekend (I'm laughing)!!

pamela, marie spent such a lot of time on this painting and getting it framed is a bonus as I'm pretty useless at choosing frames.

beccy I look on it as being the custodian!

elena jane it will end up back with one of them someday!

 
At 23/7/07 20:27, Anonymous wolfbaby said...

ohh this is a beatiful painting wow... amazing

 
At 24/7/07 05:44, Anonymous Karmyn R said...

YEAH!!!! (Sometimes, Blogging works in good ways - you can "hint" that you want a painting and you might get it!!!!)

 
At 24/7/07 08:37, Blogger ChrisB said...

wolfbaby I'm pretty pleased with it as you will have gathered.

karmyn I'll remember that!!

 
At 24/7/07 18:21, Blogger The Artist formerly Known as Purpleworms (!) said...

They never escape me for long, Chris! I may postpone my visits, but I will always return (and I promise not to notice any untidiness (just in case youare worried!!))

 

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