Friday, June 26, 2015

Five on Friday

Though I'm starting this on Friday, I'll bet it's Saturday before I get this done.  Somebody, and woe betide my memory, mentioned that I seldomly show my paintings so I thought I'd show 5 of mine.  The photography is really bad, but I was hot and tired so we'll just have to go with it.

Mary Cassatt is one of my favorite painters and I like painting children so I did a water color copy of her paintings, it's called Children on the Beach.
Here is her painting:

Here is my water color:  

The second is  a water color I did of an ocean scene, I can't remember where I found the original.

The next is  an oil painting I did of a beached boat.  I love to paint boats, no idea why.  The original was a photograph I found on the internet.

The fourth is a simple still life, no idea where I found the original.  Again it's a water color.

The last painting is a copy of a Rembrandt, boy don't I think I'm good that I'm copying his work, LOL.  Actually the reason I did it is because in ways it looks like our daughter, though she's much better looking.  Mac had to help me with the nose.  It's an oil painting.

Well I'm surprised, I'm about done and it's still Friday.  I'm joining in with Amy at Love Made My Home and others for this Five on Friday, click on the icon to visit.


  1. I vote for the children and the boat. Very nice, top to bottom, though.

  2. I did ask once after I had seen your sketch and water color of your fishing (?) trip.
    Painting the masters is very hard but I especially like the first one.
    But I still like your canyon sketch the best. Watercolor is a hard medium.

    cheers, parsnip

  3. I like the one of the children best as well with the beached boat a close second.

  4. You've done a lovely job on all of them. I just play with watercolors in my journal and doodle over them. Don't think I could ever create anything that detailed. Great work.

  5. They are fabulous Janet!!! I really like the first one and the one of the boat best of all, but they are all great! You are very talented. I hope to see more of your work sometimes, it is great to see Mac's but would be lovely to see more of yours too! Thank you so much for joining in. I hope that you are having a great weekend! I am actually sitting outside today! xx

  6. What brilliant paintings! You should feel very proud...

  7. I love your paintings, particularly the boat one. Keep 'em coming.

  8. Very nice work. I love the way you pursue your passions.

  9. A hidden talent indeed. The children picture is my favourite.

  10. You do such nice renditions of these paintings Janet! Now I'm curious to know if you also painted the three paintings in your header. Have a great weekend :)

  11. I didn't know you are an artist. These are really good! I love the first one best, and the boat...I guess because I love beach and water scenes.

  12. One learns something with everything creative one does, I think - whether painting, photography or writing, or whatever.

  13. The 3 paintings in the header are my husband's work, he's the real artist in the family, I just play.

  14. Oh your paintings are wonderful! I really enjoyed seeing them! What a great share!


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