i take after nana!

Thursday, October 7, 2010 |
so my nana (below, on the boardwalk in atlantic city) took up painting in her late 50s. no real reason, she just thought it would be fun.
of course, i thought she was the most wonderful artist in the world.

for my high school graduation gift, i received this amazing painting.
on the right hand side, in about the middle of the painting you can see me (in blue) and my cousin cheryl (red) picking up seashells. this was suppose to be of our beach in brigantine.
i always put this painting up in the summer.
this painting nana made my brother patrick for his graduation.
see-she was an awesome artist!
(and an even better person.)

this weekend i was doing my fall/halloween decorating (it was interrupted for a few weeks due to strep) and while sorting thru all the boxes i wanted something new for the bathroom.
and i decided i wanted to paint it.
nana used to oil paint, but since i didn't have any i just used some acrylic paints. some of them were goopy so in some places it has that heavy, oil paint look.
i got these two little canvases from di (originally from target) for 50 cents each.
i primed them with a spray primer then sprayed them with krylon saddle tan.
i didn't really know HOW to paint pumpkins.
my only real experience painting was parkers wall.
so here is my end result! im pretty geeked about it!

on my bathroom wall!

and up close!
im pretty proud of my paint job! i might just have to take a class in oil painting!
nana would be so proud!

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Jane @ Going Jane said...

I think they look great!! :)

Summer Miller said...

Those are great!!! I had no idea who you were a painter. Of course I thought you meant you took after her because she is hot!

Barb said...

BA!!! Those are Great...you are sly. You are just like your nana. Get painting girl!

AUDRA said...

Great job!

Sandi said...

Love the pumpkins! And really love the photo of your Nana.

The Cannary's said...

wow - I really like those - wasn't that fun? And you learned something about yourself, too! (:

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Yep, it definitely runs in the family, Girl! Great job!

I was in my 30's when I started painting. My mom was in her 50's when she started teaching aerobics. (She still does, and she's 82 - for real!)

Would love for you to stop by Sunday and link up to Passion for Paint!

And you might poke around when you have time to get some painting ideas. But I use acrylic. If I use oil, I just wind up smearing it all over. :/

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Your Nana looks like a fun lady! You did a wonderful job painting these. So very cute. Makes me want to try!

Chari at Happy To Design said...


I'm just coming over from Jessa's Autumn Holiday party! Ohhh my, your Nana certainly was a very talented artist and painter! The painting that she did for you...of you and your cousin picking up shells at the beach...FABULOUS!!! Thank you for sharing a couple of her beautiful pieces with us! Ohhh...and I love your pretty pumpkin paintings!!! They're lovely and I bet they look beautiful in your bath! I'd say that you received a few of your Nana's artistic genes!!! Thank you for sharing your pretty pumpkin painting with us today...such a treat, my friend!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Passion for Paint! I just might have to 'borrow' this project for some paint parties I teach!

I just started a new blog - http://FengShuiSavvy.blogspot.com. Drop by if you have an interest in feng shui!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

You're right, Beth Anne. Your Nana would be proud! Your fall art turned out terrific.

By the way, I really like your blog makeover. Very classy. ;)

Thanks for linking to my party. I look forward to seeing what you link up each week.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

The Tablescaper said...

Nana would be proud!

Please bring your wonderful paintings to Seasonal Sundays, my weekly meme.

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