|1960's Quill & Brush Paint By Number|
|Paint by number pages|
|Set of Three|
|The middle one from above is partially worked on. I love the aqua colors.|
I've always loved the simplicity of paint by numbers but do know there is much more tedious work involved than whipping out a painting of a landscape on canvas with my oils or acrylics. I remember my mother doing some of these types of paint by number landscapes many, many years ago.
Here is a portrait of the clown, Emmett Kelly, my mother painted when I was just two years old. It is not a paint by number, it's her original painting she did from a picture of him, that I think, was on the cover of T.V. Guide or some such thing. One day, I'd like to make a frame for it out of some old barn wood that I've whitewashed.
I can remember another favorite painting of mine that my mother did of a bunch (about five or six) white horses. They were coming out of some water and it was splashing all around them. It was beautiful. She painted it from a picture that was on the back side of a National Geographic Magazine back in the 1960's. My sister's sold it at the flea market for $30.00 and oh, our mother was mad about that one.
Another favorite painting of mine that my mom did was of a bull fighter. My Aunt Sandy has that painting. I love that painting and would love to see it in person again. Perhaps if I ever get a chance to visit my Aunt in Las Vegas I can do just that.