Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Wide-eyed Portraits

Every child is an artist.
It's a challenge to remain an artist when you grow up.
~ Pablo Picasso

Lately I've been having so much fun, just letting loose and creating these quirky wide-eyed portraits. I'm throwing caution to the wind, or maybe more precisely ~ throwing art rules to the wind. Just trying to regain some of the joy of making art. All the paintings are different sizes, and most of them are old paintings which I've painted over. I reuse and recycle, and am very happy when I can do that in my art too.

And who are these lovely ladies pictured here? On the top , "Bea in Blue" is of someone you'll find here. Middle: a friend of mine who is a framer (entitled "Glory Be!") and on the bottom, is someone related to me who got married this past weekend. This one's entitled "House of Love".


Deirdra Doan said...

Hi Dawn, yes I see the joy that the wonderful artist on blogging and Suzi Blu has given you. Your paintings are very cute. Isn't it FUN!!!

Thank you for your comment. It is nice to know that other appreciate what you write and spend time on. As well as the encouragement for each others artistic works.

The Joyful Artist said...

Awesome paintings Dawn

So Joyful!


Anonymous said...

I love those paintings! Very well done :)
Ben is listening to "Linus & Lucy"...he's dancing, and saying "Auntie Dawn! Auntie Dawn! More Auntie Dawn!"...I guess that's what he thinks the song is called...LOL!
Love, Carla

Karyn/Mom said...

I recognised Arlene right away! Good job.

Antique Paperie said...

Gorgeous Dawn! I am a big fan of wide-eyed beauties in paintings. I have seen a few here & there, but these are fabulous!!!
Their is something whimsical and surreal about that form of art, and I am addicted!! I own 8x10 prints from a few ladies at Etsy who have that style - LOVE it!
How are you my friend? Doing well I hope, and have a wonderful and artfully fab weekend!
xoxo Sherri

arlene said...

Wow, you have such a talent, and your joy flows through that. I LOVE my portrait and have given you a little promotion on my blog. I hope you can spread the love around!!


arlene said...

Hey Dawn,
I was just showing Daniel your blog post and Wide Eyed Portraits. He's very impressed. And he loves the tunes. He said "Oh Ya...she works for Peanuts! Har har! (he's a witty guy).