Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Jessie's Birthday Present

St. James Park
London, England

Two years ago our daughter, Jessie spent a few weeks in Cambridge, England. She fell in love with the UK, and took over 500 pictures of the beautiful landscape and historical architecture.
At that time she gave me several of her favorite pictures, and asked me to paint one for her birthday. I started a traditional Plein Air style oil painting but my heart wasn't into it.
Last week she turned twenty three. I'm happy to say the painting is finished but its a much more playful version than the original oil.


  1. Hope you had a Happy Birthday Jessie!

    Cambridge is a beautiful city, I am sure the painting will bring back fond memories.

  2. What a lovely birthday present...Happy Happy Jessie!!

  3. Karen, That is gorgeous. I wish I was on your birthday gift list. ; ) jan

  4. so airy and fun - architectural doodling
    love it...

    xox - eb.

  5. This is beautiful! I'm sure she loves it!

  6. Not surprised she loved it. It is the most beautiful place on earth imho!

    This art work, btw, is incredible. i love it. What a fantastic gift to give here.

    Hope you can come back to CT's btw sometime. Always love your contributions.

  7. So pretty! Love your style! Hello from the Philippines!

  8. Beautiful painting and an amazing gift, Karen.

  9. what a special gift -- a magical rendition -- like a fairytale!



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