Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Oma's Old Coffee Pot

© Debbi Smith Rourke
Oma's Old Coffee Pot    8x6"
Oil on panel. SOLD.
Many of you know I lost my dear, sweet Oma (grandmother) last month. She was 98. And a half. At that age you start counting half years again. In honor of her and to remember her home  of 60 years she loved so much, I am starting a series of paintings devoted to her. You will see a combination of still life paintings from objects I received from her, or settings in her home and gardens. So stay tuned. I finished the first new one tonight, but alas, too dark to photograph. So I am starting with her coffee pot I painted last year. She thought it would make a good painting subject - and it did. Then she kept asking for her coffee pot back! Ha! My uncle Don has it now. Think he plans to brew some coffee the old fashioned way.  


Nancy B. Hartley said...

Deb, I'm so sorry to hear that you lost your beloved grandmother. Brian and I send you our sympathy, and good wishes. What a wonderful tribute to her, to paint her favorite objects. This is a charming and lovely painting, that I bet she also really enjoyed.

Pam Holnback said...

I love this piece! Great reflections. I look forward to the whole series. I can tell that emotion is playing a part in the success of this painting!!

Gwen Bell said...

Really great job on this, Debbie. Reflective surfaces can be so challenging but you've really aced it. And what a sweet sentiment to paint things that belonged to your Oma! Things painted with love always show it.

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Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Tough subject, Debbi, but you did very well with it! I'm so sorry about Oma. What a dear sweet woman - you were lucky, lucky to have her in your life for so long.