Thursday, February 28, 2008

Gabriel turned 18 on Febuary 14, 2008 !!!!!!

Baby Gabriel at the beach, Gabriel dressed in Japanese robes on his
rocking horse. My Baby !!! (you can enlarge these pictures, by clicking on them)
I just know you want to see this darling boy up close !!!
A portrait of Vince Guaraldi, by Gabriel Gethins Sullivan.
A portrait of Andy Warhol, by Gabriel Gethins Sullivan.
This my son Gabriel, he turned 18 on Valentines Day !
His cake, decorated with red peanut m&m's, there is meaning behind this.
A portrait I did of Gabriel with his baby brother Ian.
An etching I did of Gabriel .
Gabriel standing in front of one of his paintings.
So, i go into Gabriel's room a few months ago and spot the drawing above, and say"Gabriel who's that a drawing of?" Gabriel answers "it is Vince Guaraldi, I love his work , his birthday was July 17, so I thought I would do a drawing of him." It was done on a piece of cardboard, ( Gabriel does most of his art on cardboard, he likes to reuse) he painted the background red. The portrait of Andy Warhol was done because he is Gabriel's favorite artist. And there is more, much more, he draws constantly. And there is meaning behind his art.
It is so hard for me not to post every picture that I have of this BEAUTIFUL young man. Being his Mother is such an incredible honor, he is so talented and so kind ! I Thank God for giving me this amazing son, he is 6'3" and so gentle. Thankfully he still will cuddle with me and talk. The best advice I can ever give a Mom is to always hold your children, no matter how big they get. Because, they may get older, but they still will need your Love and hugs and little talks, to let them know all is right with the world.

And know matter what he does, I think it will be great, "And I will Love him for being himself" Amy

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

This Bloggy Stuff is Hard Work!

I can hardly believe that it has been so long since my last post. But I have been busy, REALY I have. In a very wonderful way. This is one of the portraits I have done. I am trying to promote a more relaxed childes portrait. These portraits are done with watercolor & pen & ink. Not real large, about 12"x 14" on very nice paper. Very Carl Larson or Mary Casset, if I may. They are two of my "art heroes". This one is called "Tea and Toast at Granny's", the chair has a shiny look because I used gold paint, the chair the Granny had was painted gold. That was nice! I just want to have fun doing children's portraits. I have had to get so serious in the past.
I want to offer a portrait that will be happy in anyones home.
o.k. I have paint now, Amy