From Photo to Water Color

My brother painted an amazing water color of my Dad and gave it to my Mom on Mother's Day earlier this month. He used a photo I took before his death (background) as his guide. This is just a 4x6" photo of the actual poster size painting so doesn't do it justice, but still shows his wicked talent. Like all artists he does things only when the inspiration hits him and this one hit him the night before Mother's Day. Crazy.

Bigger: http://lintbrush.smugmug.com/Other/365Project/11562401_HTDyU#882400107_uJUWq-X2-LB
Ira
Wonderful! I really, really love it!
posted May 28th, 2010  
What a superb Mother's Day *Gift*! It must have thrilled her to the core on every level!

I suppose there are a lof of artists amongst us who don't hone our craft on a very regular basis... Maybe it's all the more appreciated when it happens...
posted May 28th, 2010  
Isn't that just perfect. How wonderful.
posted May 28th, 2010  
Good photo of good work, and a sweet gift. Looks like a good eye runs in the family.
posted May 28th, 2010  
WOW! This is awesome! I am always amazed at people who can do this...both the picture and the painting are perfect.
posted May 29th, 2010  
Just amazing and I am sure your mom was overwhelmed by all the love that went into creating this! Thanks for sharing it with us...very touching.
posted May 29th, 2010  
Great job!
posted May 29th, 2010  
Your mother is very lucky to have 2 such talented sons! What a wonderful gift for her. A picture of your father taken by you and painted by your brother - way cool!
posted May 29th, 2010  
Perfect!
posted May 29th, 2010  
how awesome..
posted May 29th, 2010  
A touching gift for your mom. Both are works of art.
posted May 29th, 2010  
I see talent must run in your family --you with photography, your brother with painting. :)
posted May 29th, 2010  
wonderful water coloring of your dad.....talent runs in your family I see!
great shot! creative and so very cool!
posted May 30th, 2010  
Really nice, what beautiful artwork and a lovely capture.
posted May 30th, 2010  
Susie Townsend you said it in a couple of sentences.
Beautiful!!
posted May 31st, 2010  
Wow! This is simply incredible. Your brother is truly gifted. And how special that the final result is a work of both your hands ... with your beautiful photo and his beautiful painting.
posted June 1st, 2010  
wow, what a treasure for a mother to have both of these!
posted June 23rd, 2010  
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