Clara, Park, Lavonne, and Chunky
Oil with a palette knife on artist board
10" x 8"
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Kristin sent me this wonderful old photo from her family album and she told me that she remembered the photo being of a sepia color so I tried to replicate that with my paint color choice. What a great photo to paint and what an inspiration for Kristin too. Here is what Kristin had to say about her photograph:
“This photo shows my grandfather (the older boy, Park), his sister Lavonne, and their little brother Paige Wilbur, who went by the affectionate name of “Chunky” for his entire life. The mother in the photo is my great-grandmother Clara. The characters of Oscar, Lavonne, and their little brother Morris in my book called The Book of Story Beginnings, are based on Park, Lavonne, and Chunky. Park, like Oscar, was born in 1900.”
For those of you not yet familiar with Kristin's first book, here it is.
She also has a new children's book out that you might want to scoop up for early Christmans gifts.