This beautiful family of lions actually came from the zoo! No matter where they live, these marvelous creatures are regal and majestic and among my favorites in the animal kingdom.
I first saw this photograph on the internet and fell in love with the tenderness of the collie, and the abandoned trust of the tabby. The original photograph is black and white. I took a guess on the colors. So far, no one has claimed to be the photographer. This painting makes you want to say, “Awww!”
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This painting has been marinating in my mind for years. I dreamed of painting a little girl on a carousel.
Remembering what a magical moment it was for my daughters to ride the merry-go-round was my inspiration. Fast forward 10 years, and one of those daughters ended up being the photographer for the photo shoot for “Dream Rider”!
My husband and I traveled to Washington D. C. and Virginia. We stopped in Williamsburg and enjoyed the sights and sounds of the colonial era. I shot this photo and placed it in an album saying, “I’ll have to paint him someday.”
Well, “someday” turned into many days! This one has well over 100 painting hours invested in it. Even so, it truly was a labor of love.
I love “The Cobbler” for all its warmth and nostalgia. I suppose it holds some sentiment as well, because when my grandfather came to America from Italy, his trade was a cobbler.