Thursday, May 3, 2012

Oil Painting...


I mentioned in my posts from earlier this week that my Nana is amazingly talented.  I thought it would be fun for you to see a couple of pictures of her studio!  She has lots of goodies tucked away in there. One of the things we worked on while I was there was an oil painting. I've never done an oil painting in my life :).  Her idea was to do a picture of "One in Many" to represent my love for Patrick.  Yes, Nana is a hopeless romantic.  So...the main sunflower in the patch of sunflowers represents Pat.  He got a good laugh out of this.  

And here's the finished product...not quite dry, so she'll be mailing this to me...

And I thought it would be fun to send her a sun flower thank you card.  The layout is from this week's Retro Sketch.  I'll be using this sketch for a while.  I loved the layout!
 
 

22 comments:

Jen W. said...

Wow you really did have a busy trip! Your Nan's studio is fabulous and how fun to get to try some oil painting. I love your gorgeous sunflower! :)

And your thank you card is perfect - love those two toned sunflowers.

Jackie Rockwell said...

It's so much fun trying something new. Your oil painting turned out beautifully! Great inspiration for your card that's really beautiful as well! Glad you played RetroSketches this week!

Jackie Rockwell said...

It's so much fun trying something new. Your oil painting turned out beautifully! Great inspiration for your card that's really beautiful as well! Glad you played RetroSketches this week!

Sue Lelli said...

OOOH, Lynn! LOVE the sunflower painting and LOVE your Thank You card! Both GORGEOUS!

Dotchie said...

Love the beautiful yellow and gray combo. Beautifully stamped. Your painting is fun too.

sandie said...

so talented! And tell Pat we think he is a flower!! I like the centre of your sunflowers in the card x

~jan said...

So your whole family is talented! :) Such a beautiful painitng and made more meaningful with the story behind it Im sure. Love your card and the sketch!

~amy~ said...

seriously, your trip was just chock full of fun...how fabulous...LOVE your painting! So much creativity in your family!

Awesome card...love all the sunflowers!!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that I am not the only one with a craftroom that isn't spotless!! Love the picture and that card...WOW!

Julie H in MN

Jinny Newlin said...

Great job with the painting, Lynn! And your card is stunning! This Kansas girl just LOVES those big, bold sunflowers!

Sara Mac said...

How cool that you got to paint with your Nana! That will always be a precious memory for you, I'm sure. Love the idea behind your wonderful painting too.
As for the card, I love it! I totally need to CASE this. I have this set and have not used it much, if at all.

Best of luck to Ryan at tryouts!

Heather said...

Great painting and I love the card! Beautiful colors and fantastic arrangement of the flowers. Gorgeous card!

Amy said...

Your painting is fabulous Lynn......I love that has sunflowers! Gotta love them living in Kansas! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip and many memories made!

Arlene said...

So beautiful Lynn..both the card and the painting! Love seeing snippets from your trip, I cherish those priceless memories! :)

Dana Nelson said...

Just lovely, Lynn!

Jenny said...

Well look at you getting all arty!!! Seriously you look like a natural I the photos and what a studio too.
Beautiful canvas and love that you carried it over to your thank you card too...I imagine it will take pride of place in your nana's studio :0)
Jenny x

P.S only a few more hours til our debut...exciting or what :0)

Christina said...

It must have been so much fun to try your hand at oil painting with your Nana! And how thoughtful of you to make such a perfect card for her--I love the arrangement of the flowers.

Karen Conner said...

Thank you so much for sharing your time with your Nana. I have so enjoyed seeing your photos. Today's post is so special! Crafting talent passed from generation to generation! What a legacy.
P.S.
Love your oil painting!

The Paper Parade said...

What a special memory you made while doing the oil painting :) Love the pics! And then to send her a sunflower card...perfect!

Maureen said...

oh, Lynn, again, these photos are just priceless ;) I can imagine the conversations...about paint, art, men...I'm sure "our" Nana has a story or more about everything :) This card is perfect for her...and LOVE the story of Pat, the sunflower :)

Lisa Arana said...

oh what a dream. how lovely to paint with your nana. it does look fun in there.

adore your card, it is just so classy.

Charles said...

really funny painting lesson, cute painting, i like it!