3.30.2009

More March faces

This is my birthday gift to my brother who loves his boat. I like that Calgary -where he lived for years- is on the map, as well as the waters in which he loves to cruise. In the close up you can see that the back windows look like eyes looking forward. They brought a smile to my face but I think I'll change it before I give this to my brother as he may not appreciate the cartoonish look that this gives his gift.


This enchanting young woman represents my darling daughter and she really IS a lovely person...inside and out.


A lot less than one-a-day but so much more than one-a-week. So surprising to me...from me.

35 comments:

Alex said...

It's so interesting to be painting on a map :) I think it's a great idea and I am sure your brother would appreciate it a lot!
The sketch of your daughter is awesome too! ^^

angeltreats said...

What a great idea! It works really well, that will look lovely framed on the wall. The drawing of your daughter is also wonderful, a great inspiration to me to keep practising drawing people!

Anita Davies said...

Great gift and what a beautiful Daughter, lovely cofident portrait

Sandy said...

Love these posts, your faces are Amazing!

kazumiwannabe said...

Your brother is going to love this, it's great! And beautiful portrait of a beautiful girl!

Anetka said...

this is such a feast for my imagination!!!
Great idea and brilliant work on your daughter's portrait:)

Shirley said...

Very creative use of the map for your painting. Is it acrylic or gouache, or did you put down a layer of gesso?

Beautiful daughter!!!

Sarah Ketelaars said...

I love the way you painted on the map - it looks fantastic. And the drawing of your daughter is just lovely.

Joanne said...

The boat painting and the drawing of your daughter are both wonderful. You have a nice style to your work.

Lindart said...

I love the painting on the map! And your portraits are beautiful!

Chris Hack said...

gorgeous work. i've added a link to you on my blog. :O)

Deborah said...

Thank you for your comment on my multi-textured teapot! Your faces are amazing. Beautiful work!

Chris Hack said...

hi,

thank you so much for your kind words on my blog post. am slowly getting through my creative freak out! lol. i replied to everyone's comments on my blog, but thought i'd reply to each of you in person. your works amazing. and thank you for taking the time to look at my stuff and offer your advise. really appreciate it. :O)

Peachtreeart said...

What a nifty idea! I'm sure your brother will love his gift!

Alissa said...

The portraits are lovely. I really like the concept of painting on the map. It looks great. How did you do this?

africantapestry said...

very nice work, both the stunning portrait and the very original boat sketch!
ronell

pippasporch said...

Absolutely inspiring blog you have, Susan!!

Thank you so much for the encouragement over at my Porch ~ I deeply appreciate it.

I love your portraits, and wow, painting on a map ~ genius!

hugs
(: Pippa

Janice said...

love the idea of painting on a map, and this one is gorgeous ... also the paintings in an old text book - so original

thanks for visiting and commenting at my blogs ... do you live on an island?

when does an island become a continent?

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Hi, just followed your link from another blog and I'm glad I did. Its been fun reading and a feast for my eyes. Can't wait for more.

Emma Pod said...

Hi there! Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your drawings and portraits! All are beautifully done. I hope you get a chance to make your giraffe.

Ellen said...

What a cool idea to paint on a map! Just think of the things a person could paint on maps!! Aaargh, me matey!! Pirates and wildlife...all sorts of things! Terrific idea!

Alex said...

Thanks for your comments! :) I know you haven't been posting for a long time, but when you do, do remember to post it up and share with all of us, we'll be waiting ^^

Dan Kent said...

I have to try that some time - painting on something patterned. It worked great I think. But what I really love is the pencil drawing of your daughter. Beautiful!

Margaret Ann said...

What a beautiful gift!!! I love the fact that it was made on the chart of the very waters he sail...Absolutely awesome in every way! :)

Sandy said...

Wow, your art is exceptional!!

Revelle said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! Where have you been? I love your bog but see you haven't been adding to it lately! You are so talented!
Revelle

Ramona Davidson said...

Lovely work. You definitely have talent and a wonderful style.

rrARTz said...

wow! i really love this! very creative!

laura said...

Your daughter is lovely, what a sweet face!
And I love your brother's birthday gift: your painting of the boat is fantastic, and what a great idea to paint it on a map.
My "significant other" also loves his boat (I think a lot of boats are actually named "the other woman"!) and his 50th is coming next month: thanks for giving me the idea for the perfect gift!!

travelingsuep said...

These are really nice. Have you done anything since then? I'd love to see more of your work.

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

curiouscrow said...

Like the painting very much - I hope your brother is pleased.

And thank you very much for your comment on my sketches!

Tahirih said...

I really like your sketches, and map paintings. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog!
Cheers!

Tahirih said...

Your artwork is lovely! I really like your portraits, especially the one of your daughter. She's beautiful!
Thanks for your comments on my blog:)
Cheers,
Tahirih

Vicki Holdwick said...

Hi,

Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. The nicest thing about it is that I have now visited your blog and have found a wonderful talent. Love the faces.

I've added you to my list of subscriptions.

xoxo

whatidoisme said...

Wonderful gift for your brother and what a beautiful portrait of your daughter. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog - glad to have found yours :)
Sue