Friday, March 11, 2011

honest

My sister sent me this painting that she painted. She had to paint it quickly and was pleased with the results that she captured "honest Abe." I love the tonality and the simplicity.
If you are interested in purchasing this work it is 8 x 10 and for sale.

What qualities do you admire in a citizen?
I do respect those who are honest and upright and sport bow-ties.

Have an honest-to-goodness weekend.

Winner of the "Simple Blogging" guide goes to Claudia at "Wish you were here" blog.

18 comments:

The Buzz said...

What a talented family - such fun to share an artistic passion with a sister! Lucky Claudia, too!
xxoo

Formerly known as Frau said...

Honesty is the most important quality. Love the painting ...your family is super talented! Have a wonderful weekend PVE!

quintessence said...

Love the combination of honest and bow tie!! Love the tonal quality of the painting as well - clearly talent runs in your family!

Aspiring Kennedy said...

apparently talent runs in the family!!!

Nessa said...

what a great portrait. honesty is so important -so is integrity... something I believe Abe had a great deal of.

art2cee2 said...

Wonderful painting! I totally admire "Honest Abe." :-)

Ann said...

Wow- that is gorgeous. She really did capture his essence!

I Dream Of said...

I love your sister's painting, the tonal quality does make it simple, but the texture gives it depth.
Bow ties are a good and honesty so important. Loyalty, integrity and the ability to laugh at oneself are qualities I appreciate.
Hope your weekend is tied up in beautiful bow!
Jeanne

sara@augustfields said...

that is a gorgeous painting!

stacey costello said...

I have always admired your work and your sister is a wonderful talent herself!
I sure admire honesty...but I think loyalty is most important to me!

Happy Friday!
Stacey

JMW said...

Your sister did a great job!

Prairie Girl Studio said...

i have to tell you ...
when i opened your post this morning
i was so struck by this magnificent piece
by your sister that i left my laptop open
on the table with her painting full screen
just so i could keep looking at it as i went
about my morning chores ...
the simplicity, yet bold strokes are captivating!
bravo!
so blessed you both are with your gifts ... : )

i admire all qualities of genuine goodness ...

xo
prairiegirl

Heather said...

I love your sister's work, too! It must be fun to share artistic ideas with each other. you are lucky to have a sister! Have a great weekend, I will be eating my reece's eggs, hee hee!!!

VictoriaArt said...

This a a wonderful painting, honestly Abe!Love the tones!
You both have such talent!
Hope to see you!
V.

Claudia Lane said...

What a wonderful painting! And she had to do it quickly...! You girls are very talented no doubt about that.

Am so excited about winning the prize!! thank you so much! xo

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

I think it's wonderful... I love the tonality with the blue-ish color, just beautiful. ; )

Maria Killam said...

It's wonderful, she's a talent just like you!!

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

Oh Abe...one of my all-time favorites! Obviously, the talent of artistic beauty runs deep within your family genes. Love it!e