Saturday, November 13, 2010
"The Creator and Creations" ~ Penelope Jones
So my mother-in-law, Penelope Jones, painted this.
It was a paint by number one of my hilarious sister-in-laws picked up from a yard sale and gave to her for kicks. She started painting it. Then she got bored after she painted Jesus. So she painted people at the table that she thought were interesting.
I love this woman. Her wit and talent are boundless. She never ceases to amaze me.
(P.S. She has some art displayed at the current installation at the Springville Museum of Art. Stop by and admire it if you get the chance.)
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I adore it! Anyone who loves Sargent's "Madame X" is number one in my book. Thank you for sharing.
I am not sure if you know, but I have a Ph.D. in art history. Super nerdy. Couldn't get a job. Long story, full of snakes and intrigue, almost as good as my adoption drama.
What field are you studying in? I completely get the grad student dysphoria and dissertation angst.
Ms. Marginalia - I had no idea you had a PhD in art history! And you couldn't find a job? Go figure (/sarc). That's one competitive field, as are many of the humanities. I love your description "long story, full of snakes and intrigue." I might have to borrow it some time. :)
I am working on my PhD in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences at Utah State. I *think* I will be graduating in May, "God willin' and the crick don't rise." It sounds pretty fancy, but I really just teach people how to teach, teach people how to learn, and make stuff for people to use while they are learning or teaching. I love it - and the upside is that folks in this field are highly employable! At least that's what all my friends who keep getting hired before they graduate say.
I am glad you like my MILs painting. I love her work but tended to be a wee bit prejudiced. :) She has some absolutely stunning work, done in the style of Van Gogh. I LOVE that she can take something like a 25 cent paint-by-number yard sale find and turn it into an amazing, layered, meaningful piece of art.
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful painting!
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