Welcome to My Red Cape. Long ago in another time my husband Jack and I lived in a little old red house. It was the stuff of dreams to us for the few years that we were there. I live there still a number of hours every day in imagination, with old dolls and paintings and fabrics and feather trees. I draw inspiration and happiness from the memories of that space in time and share some of it here with friends who remember how to step with Alice through the looking glass and take delight in whimsies and antiquities. ~Edyth O’Neill

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

1980's children

What a nice surprise to have a friend send me an email showing two of the primitive paintings I did in the early 1980's. I sold over 350 large paintings, about 250 of them children. (of small paintings, like 9 x 12, there were too many to number and keep track of.) Two of my favorites were portraits of blond twin girls in Connecticut, of actual contemporary children but painted in this style. This pair with the vivid coloring and stencilled floors was a great joy to do! I made so much of this art! It happened mostly between 1972 (first one) and 1984. And now it is gone from my hands, I cannot make them happen with the complete ease and elan of that time, I am attempting to recreate a lost one for my daughter Beth, of Granddaughter Sarah, and it is no wise the same! I would like to do several of them just to have about. A nice pastime for hot weather. Edyth

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