Sunday, January 17, 2010

Portrait of Peggy

12 x 9
Rhonda Hartis Smith © 2010

Peggy came into my life when I was just a baby. My Mother was a young Military wife with a young child (me) and our family moved next door to Peggy and her family. We only lived next door for a couple of years but a lifetime friendship developed that kept them in touch for many years; sending letters or cards with pictures of the children and packages with gifts. Both Peggy and my Mother are gone now but I still have a wonderful friendship with her Daughter. I painted this for her in honor of Peggy's memory.

14 comments:

Suzanne said...

By looking at that face I can tell Peggy has a wondeful spirit.
The daughter is going to love that painting its just wonderful Rhonda.

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Thanks Suzanne, I'm happy to say that she does love it.

Paz said...

Wonderful painting. She looks like a special person indeed. She looks pretty in her pink outfit.

Paz

mari said...

Rhonda, that is an absolutely beautiful portrait. Feels very inspired by your relationship with Peggy. Happy New Year!

The Vintage Kitten said...

What a lovely story behind another stunning painting. Peggy looks very pretty in pink. Her daughter must be thrilled X

Busy Little Quilter said...

She was such a pretty lady. The painting is beautiful.

Brenda said...

A beautiful painting, Rhonda, just beautiful. I can see the goodness and love in Peggy's eyes...

Trotter said...

Hi Rhonda! Just Fabulous!!

Thanks for your comment at my new blog Blogtrotter Two, now at the Art Deco District in South Beach! Hope to read you there often! Have a great week ahead!!!

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Thanks everyone for your comments.

~Deborah~ said...

She looks like she was such a sweet lady. I'm sure her daughter will treasure this portrait!

Gary Keimig said...

This is a GREAT Painting. You can just tell you had a real feeling for this person. Love the pinks used. Perfect.

Gary Keimig said...

As an after thought, Rhonda. I do hope this summer on your cycle trip you make it out of the South entrance of Yellowstone, through the Tetons and east to Dubois. Please stop at the Silver Sage Gallery and say HI!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Rhonda Peggy looks a little how I imagine myself to look in my late 70's early 80's. Painting this portrait was a lovely thing to do for her daughter...it will become a family heirloom!

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Gary, we need to look you up I would love to meet you and see your Gallery.

Thanks Pat, she looks great hanging on her living room wall.