Jun 7, 2012

The Self Portrait Project

Art House Co-op-Brooklyn Public Library

I really enjoy these projects that the Art House Co-op puts on. I recently entered one of them called The Self Portrait Project a while back and if I am reading correctly they will be displayed August 16, 2012 at the Brooklyn Art Library. Well, that warrants a road trip to see my daughter and take in the exhibit, don't you think?

I am trying to work on more oils and this was a great and simple way to do it. A little 4"X4"canvas. I am thinking I may call this, "Reflections of my father's eyes". I was lucky enough to inherit my Dad's intense blue eyes. The way the light was falling as I painted, I really was seeing my father in me. What is more important is that his values, love of his children and his sense of humor were also passed along to me. I feel blessed that everyday when I look in the mirror I am reminded of my father through my own eyes.

And it goes on...when I was expecting my youngest child, I asked God for the baby to of course be healthy, but also a small wish for the baby to inherit the Farrell blue eyes. Never did I think that would happen as my husband has the very dominant, beautiful too, dark brown eyes which my other two children had already inherited.
Well, Cam entered the world with blue eyes, but I still expected them to turn after a few months, but they never did. So the title has a double entendre...Thanks God and Dad, too.


  1. Love the story about the #3 baby's eyes! I love this - I knew it was you just scrolling through FB. And I JUST read the NRAS email from you! I'm bringing you a little treat in Maine - a 4x4 inch Gessobord. I think you'll like the way it feels to paint on!

    1. Thanks Kelley! Can't wait for the trip to Maine. Looking forward to trying out the gesso board.