Friday, March 20, 2015

the iris lady

 
 The oil paintings in this post were done by my cousin Jane Colvin. 
 
 Jane used to have an iris farm in Illinois.
Jane and I grew up close to each other, our mothers were sisters.   Now we live far apart, but like to keep in touch.

We have the same grandmother.  Ethel Jane.  I wrote about one of Ethel Jane's oil paintings in 2008,  and in 2007 I wrote about the blue vase I have inherited that our grandmother painted as well as the basket quilt she made.  

6 comments:

Threadpainter said...

You have definitely got the talent that is so obvious in your family. What a nice connection to the females in your family ;)

Dolores said...

Beautiful paintings. Thanks for sharing them with us. I looked at your other links too. I too love trees and the basket quilt is quite unique. I have not seen a basket like that before - more like an urn.

Margaret said...

A line of artists in different media...all with gifts...all passing on treasures. Thank you!

MaShou said...

Belles peintures!!!!

kat said...

What lovely memories to have from those treasured things; your cousin's paintings are just beautiful, so vibrant and full of light. How inspiring to have such a creative family. Your post made me smile as well, my grandmother was also an Ethel; when "The Streak" was high in the charts in '74 "don't look Ethel" caused us much amusement! She was creative too, but with writing. Thank you for sharing

handstories said...

How wonderful to have the artist connection within family. Also, congratulations on being included in the "Citizen of Craft" video- expressing such an important message.