Carolyn Grabhorn Orr was born a country girl on a farm in Indiana. Then she married R.B. Orr and moved to France! What a shock! But she rose to the occasion and became a sophisticated woman. She studied art and became a wonderful painter. She studied scrimshaw and wrote a book on it. An amazing person - and my Mother.
I put her in a 1960's pose with her favorite place in the world, Laguna Beach, behind her. We had spent a week there when she was in her 70's and saw the Pageant of the Arts. I wanted to honor my Mother, who died last year, by doing her portrait. I think she is beautiful, strong, and intelligent - and it shows!
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Art show: There will be a senior show at Marylhurst University in June. The opening is May 29th for any in our area of Oregon.
Please join me in my art journey through my blog. I share my thoughts, techniques, and general life philosophy. I am taking a little break from painting as I finish up my last assignments for my BFA. We hung the Senior Show today and will give an art talk on June 6th. Then I can give my studio a good cleaning, paint the walls, and begin again.