Look What I Got to See Again Today

It’s been over 20 years since I last saw this portrait. http://www.marlinadamsart.com/portrait4.html

I think the colors are actually prettier in person, than in the photo.  It doesn’t really have that yellowish color in real life. When I was in college, Mr. Adams, the artist, taught art there.  One day, he asked me if I would sit for a portrait for him, and he offered to pay me for my time, in money or a small portrait.  Even in my youth, I was smart enough to tell him I wanted the small portrait.  I gave it to my parents as a gift.  This is a photo I took of it.

One day not too long ago, when I was visiting my parents, my mother made the comment that she wished they had bought the large one years ago, when they went to one of Marlin’s shows, but at the time, they just didn’t feel they could afford it.  I told her it might still be available to purchase, and I could email Marlin, who is now in Georgia, to inquire.  Mom & Dad both said they would like that.  So, I did email him, and he answered, and long story short, it is now at home with my Mom & Dad.  I can’t tell you how happy I am that they bought it.  I’ve often thought about it, and wondered where “I” would eventually end up.  Now, “I’m” home.  It was an honor to be asked to sit for Mr. Adams.  Thank you, Marlin.

Mr. Marlin Adams is an amazingly talented artist.  I love his still lifes and landscapes.  Treat yourself to a visit to his online gallery.    http://www.marlinadamsart.com/

I got to go to my embroidery machine class today, in Amarillo.  I learned a few things, and of course, bought a few things…lol.  Hope you are having a great weekend!