Saturday, January 30, 2010

View from the past

I recently found this painting of a hibiscus that I did a number of years ago on a trip to Hawaii with my family. I took my art supplies along on the trip but found it hard to find time or focus to paint. However, I did manage to do this small painting of a Hibiscus during the trip and I sent it as a postcard to my mother. Fortunately Mom saved it through the years and I borrowed it last summer to scan it. It is now fun for me to look back at it and see it from a 'distance'

7 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Oh so beautiful!! Us moms do like to save stuff our kids do, don't we? LOL

Carol_W said...

ZYou are right Autumn Leaves. It hung in my little home for many years, and I still love it like everything else she has done. Mom

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Pretty! I'm sure your mom loved having such a personal remembrance from paradise!

lori vliegen said...

your sweet little painting of the garden makes me feel like i'm there.....you have the most wonderful style, claire!! and i love your hibiscus! isn't it great how art can evoke such a wonderful memory of your hawaii trip?!! hugs, :))

Teresa said...

Beautiful! Looks like stained glass

Krista said...

Aww, your mom is sweet for saving it. Sounds like she saves a lot. I loved it when she pulled out the Paris photos of her and your Dad to show you. Sweet.

bubblemunch said...

It's a treat to see a 'real' rendition of this beautiful flower ... they're used over here a lot in surf clothing. :-)