Monday, 16 February 2009

the secret ...

My husband has a very clever and very talented cousin, Robin-Mary Calvert. I envy her, I really do. She is one of those people who can really paint and she does it so well. Robin-Mary was a finalist in the Portia Geach in 2007- Margaret Olley snapped up the gorgeous painting. Robin-Mary is know for her very sensual paintings...

So a little conspiring behind closed doors has been going on over the last couple of months. We had no idea, until we heard (little) Big Nana whispering like a school girl on the phone to her sister, The Great Aunt Jackie. Those naughty octogenarians. After a bit of giggling, they spilled the beans. Robin-Mary had been busy working on a new paiting for inclusion in the Doug Moran Portrait Prize.





And some of you may recognise the little ballerina in this painting...


We were taken by complete surprise by this wonderful painting - it is brilliant. Now we are waiting for the finalists to be announced. The painting is aptly called 'Princess Stella Rose' (and the secret is also out that Minnie is only a nickname...)

Thank you Robin-Mary, you clever, clever cousin.

11 comments:

Poppy and Mei said...

Oh! I have goosebumps!
Both at the AMAZING painting & Minnie's "real" name!
What an honor!
Ya better start saving so you can hang it on ya wall...;) XXxx

Poppy and Mei said...

P.S. LOVE 'Flesh'...XXxx

tiff said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous. She is very clever.

Michelle said...

That's a really beautiful story and a really beautiful painting.

Amber said...

Oh wow!
Look at her. That is so exciting. She looks like a little angel.
Hope your time is passing by, not long...xx

Kate said...

What a wonderful painting!!

zoesquid said...

How gorgeous. I'm with you re: the envy.

Selina said...

Good Luck!

Claire (ethel loves fred) said...

Oh you lucky, lucky lady! How extremely beautiful to have this done - just amazing!!

Megan: The Byron Life said...

What a beautiful surprise. She looks just adorable. Hope it wins a prize!

melissa said...

Okay I LOVE your cousin's painting! It is so beautiful. There is nothing as special as a hand-painted portrait of your child. I hope she wins!