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Red Poinsettia Oil Painting
Painting - Painting/oil
This original still life oil and turpentine is the only remaining of original oil paintings in my personal collection of art over the years and the inspiration of my artistic careers either as a painter, artist or photographer. This still life of poinsettia flowers and vase was painted when I was in the 6th grade.
My 6th grade teacher in elementary school saw the drawings I would do in class I was instructed by a Catholic Nun every Saturday, I would go to an all girls school and paint. She would set up various still life's and give me pointers, the still life arrangements would remain and I would go back and add objects into the painting, emphasis on the fake flowers. I possessed an advanced ability at an early age and was a child prodigy Over the years I have associated this ability with my NDE (near death experience) as a toddler including genetics.....
From 6th grade til 8th it was never disclosed who was paying for all the supplies and materials. My family raising 6 children could not afford the materials, since it was a Catholic School and my parents new who was paying. It was in the 8th grade it was announced to me my 6th grade teacher paid for everything.
On Saturday morning at 8:00 til 12:00 I was taught to develop my natural talent. .
Upon graduating from 8th grade out of my appreciation of my 6th grade teacher I was advised by my parents and Sister Mary Baptist to attempt a large scale painting locally at City Park and the oak trees. It was one of the largest canvases I had attempted and was overwhelmed by her emotions when it was presented to her. I was forever humbled by her contributions so I could pursue my painting ability.
Over the years I continued to paint but enrolled in an Vocational High School and took Commercial Art for 4 years and landed a Advertising Job within months of graduating from high school.
From formal oils I developed my water color skills and over the years and painted in that medium.
This original oil painted in the late 60's was taken with a Nikon 820 auto settings and slightly darkened to conceal the rough backside material of the paneling .
I may have used my allotted gift non stretched canvas and my father had cut a piece of wall paneling and I primed the backside which is textured, and used it as a canvas. This one and many nautical seascape paintings were never sold but hung in the living room of the family home. The original painting now hangs in my living room wall.
This original still life would be ideal as a canvas purchase, to hang in a formal dining room, or living room. traditional seasonal greeting cards, Happy Holidays.
October 3rd, 2013
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