A portrait #WhatsTheStory

By | August 12, 2013

A portrait #WhatsTheStory

This is a picture of a portrait that hangs in my hall.

I’m so used to it being there that I don’t often really look at it…until recently.

The portrait is of me, painted by my paternal grandmother. She was an artist in the 60’s/70’s and had exhibitions in London, New York etc. All sorts of newspaper clippings and papers came to light after her death which were quite interesting.

She had five grandchildren and one great-grandchild when she died but I was the only one that she painted, guess it was because I was the eldest and she was getting older at the time.

In these days of images on phones/computers etc, it’s nice to have something where the texture and brush strokes can be felt.

I don’t remember her doing the painting, I think the initial pose must have happened quite quickly as I seem to be leaning against a vase.

What I do like – and I think is really lovely – is that there is a reference to D in it.

Linking up with #WhatsTheStory at http://www.podcastdove.com/2013/08/12/whatsthestory12thaugust2013/

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Karen on 12th August 2013 at 10:55 am.

Ooh I’ve just amazed myself with my spidey-senses, before even reading I said to myself "that’s Jeannette" and I was right. Go me!

How lovely to have this lasting memory, not only of your grandmother, but of your childhood 🙂


Karen on 12th August 2013 at 5:39 pm.

I sure did 😀 Maybe they can have joint ownership, a year apiece.


a field somewhere on 12th August 2013 at 11:40 pm.

Well done for keeping hold of it. My nans house was full of pics like this but when she went I think they all got trashed. Such a shame. I still have memories of them.



Charly Dove on 18th August 2013 at 9:53 pm.

I’m SO sorry I missed commenting on your post and it’s such a wonderful story. Amazing too that you’ve have this portrait so long. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatsthestory


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