File this under one of the coolest things that has happened to me since I started blogging publicly two years ago:
An artist stumbled across a vintage photograph of me at age four, then wrote to request permission to paint–and sell–her rendition of the picture. I was a bit skeptical at first, but after spending some time at Kay Crain’s site, I was not just sold–I was honored! When she sweetened the deal by offering to paint an 8×8 mini painting for me, there was NO WAY I could say no!
It’s obvious Kay delights in her craft; her portraits communicate striking personality and her landscapes draw you in. This R.N. by day is gifted in capturing the mood of the photos she copies, and more often than not, whimsy and nostalgia leap of the canvas. I would LOVE to meet Kay face to face–her enthusiasm and joie de vivre in her emails tells me we’d get along swimmingly :).
Tonight, beginning at 8:00 p.m. CST, you may begin your bidding on "Beach Buddies" (Ebay link won’t work until then).
Click the painting at left to view the post with the original picture. Also, if YOU have vintage photos from the 50s, 60s or 70s, please drop Kay a line and let her know–she might just end up painting and selling you, too!