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November 8th, 2010

Anson and the art of Anne Killiany @ 10:32 pm

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My mother inspired our son to be an artist. Oh, career-wise he's probably going to be a coach, definitely high school and hopefully college, but at his core, Anson's an artist.

Mom gave him art lessons and materials and bequeathed him her art supplies and her paintings. Most of these hang in Dad's house, though we have a half-dozen around our ours. Anson has always said he plans on having a gallery of her work in his own home someday.

Anson has made a public gallery of a few of his grandmother's paintings that he likes. There are a lot from her early art school days (Including her only self portrait, which shows her from behind; the one with her shirt on, don't know who the other woman is.), paintings inspired by the peoples she's known and the places she'd lived, and a few of her abstracts. No idea how Anson went about choosing the paintings in this collection.

Go take a look at Anson's first public showing of his grandmother's paintings.

(Edit to add: In his description of the collection, Anson says some of Mom's paintings were destroyed in an earthquake. Actually, it was a flood that destroyed my parents' home.)
 
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From:bkwrrm_tx
Date:November 9th, 2010 04:21 am (UTC)
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Wow.

Just... wow.
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From:lianespicer.blogspot.com
Date:November 14th, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
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These are fantastic!
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From:wolfhunter86
Date:November 19th, 2010 04:37 pm (UTC)
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you know i thout it was a flood, bnut they moved because of an earthquake right? So i decided in my head that it was an earthquake caused flood and just put earthquake. It fit for where they lived in CA. I'll change that tonight. Thanks, old man
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From:wolfhunter86
Date:November 19th, 2010 04:37 pm (UTC)
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thought* I can has spelling errors

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