Sweet Sisters

Sweet Sisters ©2018 Karin Naylor

18″ x 18″ oil on canvas

(The color doesn’t look quite right on this photo to me, but it could be my computer, or so my son told me when he helped me take the picture, so that it would be good enough to make prints from. How does one know for sure? I guess I can view it on some one else’s computer and see how it looks…)

I enjoyed painting these two sweet sisters picking wildflowers in this field. The story behind this is pretty amazing. To keep it short I will just say that the parents ended up milking donkeys to heal a serious auto-immune disease that one of these girls developed over night… They now make all kinds of donkey milk soaps and skin care products. I saw this photo on Instagram and ended up painting it for the mom. She loves it. When the painting is dry I’ll deliver it to her and meet them all plus the donkeys. 🙂

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Day 5 ~ Remembering Ras Tanura

This painting is a commissioned piece for  a very old friend of mine from back in the days when we lived in Saudi Arabia… Yes, we did. In a town called Ras Tanura on the Persian Gulf. I’m sure everyone who has ever lived there remembers the beautiful turquoise waters and the white sand beach…

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8″ x  8″ oil on linen

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She wanted a painting of her and her 4 sisters and her mom on the beach. I pulled this painting together from several different photographs. The girls on the beach building the sand castle were actually in a photo decorating a Christmas tree. I had to come up with something for the mom and the littlest sister. The beach scene is from an actual  photo of Ras Tanura beach.

Sure brings back a lot of memories…

Day 2 ~ Sisters

Sisters9″ x 12″ oil on canvas

This is day 2 for 30 Paintings in 30 Days…

We went to Inspirations, a beautiful lunch and tea room, and when we left the girls were waiting in the parking lot overlooking a beautiful garden setting. I’ve always loved the photo I took, so I thought I would try and paint it.

I have been admiring artists of old and their paintings of women long ago.  Of course, the women were always wearing beautiful long flowing dresses…Carl Larsson, a famous Swedish artist, always painted his wife and daughters going about their everyday lives. So this is my theme for this month of paintings…paintings of women…We’ll see where it takes me…