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My Mom, The Artist

I remember when I was a kid my mom was always a talented artist.  She could always draw cool pictures and stuff. 

After she retired she decided to take some painting classes.  Then she got one of those easels and some paint brushes and some canvas’ and went to work.

Boy she really paints good.  She has a lot of her paintings around the house.  She painted for quite awhile but I think the fumes from the oil really bothered her and she doesn’t paint much anymore. :(

I think she still plays around with water colors and pastels once in awhile but I haven’t seen her work on a painting in a long time.

Here are some of the paintings she did.  She did a MESS of them and a ton of water colors and pastels… but I am not going to display them all.  I just want to document the fact that she did this and show some of the paintings I really like.

This is one of my favorites.  I’ll try to get a better picture of it sometime because it looks a million times better in person than it does in this picture.  It’s a tree frog.

This is an Egret.  There are a lot of these hanging around the pond behind my parents house.

I don’t know whose baby this is.  But I think mom took a photo of one of her friends babies and painted a picture from it.

This is a picture of my sister that my mom painted from a photo.

Here are some pastel chalk pictures of a bird, a cheetah & a cat.

I may have displayed this before… It is a little girl on the beach.  I really like this one too.

Stream in the Forest.

I like this one of a lighthouse on the beach with a big ‘ol moon behind it.

Here’s the cat again.

A Cheery street.

One time Mom found this print of an Indian maiden in a magazine and painted it.  I think it’s one of the best ones she ever did.

Indian Maiden Finished:

I’m really proud of how well my mom paints and I love to show my friends her paintings. That is the reason for this blog entry. 

I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I do.

Way to go Mom! :)


  1. Diana Bolen says:

    boy you’re MOM is so talented and you of course
    look just like her in this pic! there’s nothing like MOM’s. It’s so neat that you can enjoy each other. My parents passed at young ages. i sure wish i could hang out with them in my middle age, so please enjoy every moment and
    MOM keep painting…. :)

  2. Kim says:

    Bill, I hope that your mom reads your blog because I wanted her to know how much I enjoyed looking at her pictures and she has a phenomenal talent!

  3. Patti says:

    WOW!! That’s awesome!!

  4. Maurice (Moe) says:

    Bill , your mothers paintings is just stunning !
    wow ! thats about all i can say i would buy some of her paintings if they were for sale ! something you should treasure for a long time !

  5. Katy says:

    Does your mom still paint? I’d love to have her paint one from a picture of my girls. Her artwork is amazing!

  6. micki says:

    Love the drawings/paintings/sketches!!!
    Of course the ‘beach’ones bring back memories of Jersey beaches.
    She should sell them! I think you have a few buyers here!

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