Tuesday, December 06, 2005

She Paints, I Blog

My mom painted this a few years ago. I think it's just fantastic. Mom has been studying water- color for maybe 20 years now, and she just keeps getting better. She's temporarily waylaid by a complication from eye surgery, but she should be back at the drawing board soon. Her specialties are flowers and food.
Couple of great parents I have: My dad grows vegetables and my mom paints pictures of them.
Me? I'm mad and I eat.

22 comments:

mrs d said...

dude, that's gorgeous! Go Cookiecrumb's Mom!

sam's mum said...

Beautiful painting. What a coincidence my mum( sam's granny) tries her hand at painting. Not the standard of your mom but we are proud of her anyway. She has been painting bookmarks recently, flowers and birds, nothing related to food!!.( for the family to remember her by she says).

cookiecrumb said...

Hello ladies. Thanks for the compliments. My mom will be thrilled ::if she ever drops by again!::.
Sam's Mum: My mom used to paint gorgeous watercolors for birthday cards (which I've saved, mom) -- but this was before the advent of quickie (and fun) computer graphics programs, so that's where my cards come from now. (Tip of the hat to your mum.)
xx

Greg said...

What incredible depth and shadow!It looks like like you could reach out and pick up the pitcher.I wish artistic ran in my family.

Kalyn said...

Really nice painting. You have a talented mom. I wish I was artistic. I think my brother got all the art talent in our family.

cookiecrumb said...

Greg: I tried being a commercial illustrator for years, but finally had to fire myself because I sucked. So, in my nuclear family of four, my mother is an artist, my brother is a musician, I'm a tomato-ranchin' bum blogger (after a long and happy career as a linguist/artist/journalist) and my dad is... well take your pick: Retired career Navy pilot, champion fisherman, vegetable gardener, inveterate prankster...

cookiecrumb said...

Hi Kalyn: Our comments overlapped.
Had fun at your site today.

b'gina said...

That's amazing. You can feel the chill of the glass and the sharpness of the facets in that stopper. I've never been able to do watercolor like that. In fact, I don't know if I've ever seen glass done so realistically in watercolor, a not intrinsically shiny medium.

The whole thing is gorgeous!

ilva said...

Truly beautiful! Glass is really difficult to paint and she has done it so well! Complimenti to Cookiecrumbs mum!

rae said...

really lovely with an luminescent quality.

Jamie said...

Holy cow, what an incredible painting! She is so talented, and has obviously worked so hard.

cookiecrumb's mom said...

I'm blushing. Thanks for all the
lovely compliments from all you nice bloggers. Cookie, you're sweet.

Sam said...

Why don't the food blog awards have a best food illustration category?
It would be a nice fight between cookie crumb's mom (fabulous painting, btw) and Spice tart's sister.

I feel an alternative award ceremnony coming along...

cookiecrumb's dad said...

Thanks for all the compliments cookiecrumb but you forget to mention how much I enjoy chasing the little white ball. I hope I'm a better golfer than prankster. Thanks sweetie

paz said...

I love this painting -- beautiful! I send good thoughts to your mom for a speedy healing of her eyes after the surgery. Thanks for sharing the painting and a little about your parents with us.

Paz

Brett said...

That's gorgeous, cookiecrumb. You're mom is really talented. It's rare to see such detail in a water color.

Tana Butler said...

Speaking as an illustrator (who could never master painting): WOW, that is seriously beautiful. It's amazing to think that opaque substances can render transparency and reflectivity. Tell your mom she rocks.

KathyR said...

Wow! That's worth coming out of lurkhood for. Gorgeous!

cookiecrumb said...

You know, KathyR, I had no idea I had a lurker! I think of this as such a small circle of readers. Thanks for the nice words.
Tana: You just told her! (I was taking an airbrush class back in the Pleistocene, the glory days of Paper Moon Graphics, and one of the students looking at a slide show of the instructor's heavy addiction for painting *chrome* -- motorcycle engines, hubcaps, etc. -- asked, "Do you actually use chrome paint in the airbrush?")

drbiggles said...

Is she local? Does she want to paint my van I just inherited?

I suck really badly at any drawing or painting. Even my stick people suck. The only painting I ever did that didn't suck was a water color rocket ship on my kitchen cabinet doors whilest I was cooking. But then I sanded it off when I repainted, sigh.
Oh well, temporary art can be cool too.

Biggles

Lynne said...

Cookiecrumbs Mom - Beautiful talent. The glass is amazing - looks so real.

LisaSD said...

Breathtakingly lovely! Oh, how I wish I had such talent!