Thursday, September 2, 2010

GREAT AUNT TEE #2


6x12 oil on canvas board nfs

A while back I posted my first painting of Great Aunt Tee (seen here). Some important things you should know about Aunt Tee, she loves the Lord, loves to fish, rides a little grown up tricycle and a scooter with a license plate that reads "Here Comes Trouble", and has been known to take a shot or 2 or Crown Royal! Oh my, did I really just share that?

The original Great Aunt Tee painting brought a very pleasant surprise to my family. A very long time ago my father and his siblings lost touch with a cousin that they had not seen in 60+ years. That cousin and his wife were each on a computer one night working on different search engines searching for any relatives they could find. They had very few names to work from, but the one name Michael could remember was Sister Charlita Wills - Aunt Tee. He typed in her name and my blog came up referencing my painting. Michael took one look at the painting and knew immediately that that was his Aunt from his childhood! They contacted me through my website, I put them in touch with my Dad, and I believe there is a plan to get together next summer. You just never know what happens when you post a painting!

Thanks to my brother I have hundreds of photos of Aunt Tee doing what she loves most. Here is a short little article and a wonderful picture of Aunt Tee on her tricycle, which just happens to be fully loaded for the unexpected fishing excursion! I do hope you read the article, it's a quick little read and she's oh so cute!

22 comments:

dominique eichi said...

Great story and very nice painting. Thanks

Dana Cooper said...

Wonderful story and painting Angela...yes, art brings people together!

Ann Rogers said...

Such a lovely story to go with a wonderful painting. Blessed memories!

martinealison said...

Merveilleuse histoire tout comme cette belle peinture.

Roxanne said...

Angela! I'm so happy that you shared this story. I've never heard anything like it. How precious she must be to all who know her! Has she seen her painting?

Arti said...

That was quite a story!The earlier painting of Aunt tee is as good as this one--feels good to know what Art can do!Congrats.

AutumnLeaves said...

How refreshing to read of a lady who has stayed true to herself and to God such as your Aunt Tee, Angela. She must be so full of fascinating stories too! You've painted her beautifully, even if seeing a nun fishing took me by surprise. It was a magnificent surprise!

julie davis said...

What a wonderful story, and you gotta love Aunt Tee. I bet she got a kick out of your painting!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What a wonderful story and that painting is "FABULOUS"...sometimes a painting just speaks and this one is simply yelling!!!

Marie Theron said...

What a character! I can see that one can be drawn to the topic!

carol morgan carmichael said...

Love aunt Tee and the story. What a blessing to find relatives through your painting.

n. rhodes harper said...

Your work is wonderful! Love Aunt Tee. She looks like a character.

Angela Elledge said...

Thank you for letting me share Aunt Tee with you, she is a delight and we love her very much!

sam said...

Aunt Tee is great, and you have I love the way you have captured her!

Stephen Parker said...

That is so cool, Angela. Great painting and a great story. I makes the world seem not so big.

Shane Smith said...

That was a great story of Aunt Tee, I hope she is able to make another visit.

MichelleZ said...

Angela, I love this painting, you have captured her perfectly. I miss that we haven't gotten to see her for the past few years. And always feel blessed that we spent a week with her in Indiana a couple of years ago. She is really special isn't she.

Mitzi Easley said...

Oh, so beautiful. Great painting, great story, and now I'm jonesing for shrimp gumbo. I'll bet Aunt Tee has a recipe that can't be beat. Thanks for sharing all of this Angela!

MichelleZ said...

Yes, Mitzi you are right, the gumbo can't be beat, my mom makes it and ships it to her or goes up to make it for her. :)

Olivier Longuet said...

love the painting and story. it made me smile for the day

Ruth Andre said...

Lovely fun painting and what a great story. It is marvelous to think your painting has brought the family together again.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

I love everything about this posting!