Friday, August 24, 2012

"Maris" -

Husband - "You should name her Maris."
Me - "Why?"
Husband - "Duh, she looks like a Maris." 
Caleb (age 11) - "Mom, why do you like to draw naked girls?"
Me - "Excuse me!!  I don't draw naked girls. . ."
Caleb - "Really?  She looks naked to me. . ."
Me - "Connor, what do you think of this?"
Connor (age 15 - barely looking up from his video game) - "Looks pretty, mom." 
Me - "Did you even look at her?"
Connor - "Ya?"
It has been a crazy busy week - work and taxes.  It seems like a great idea to file an extension until it is time to buckle down and do the taxes - BLECH!!  Apparently, when I need a break I decide to paint a naked, pretty girl named Maris.  What do you do when you need a break?

22 comments:

Jill Grace said...

I've never heard of the name Maris, I imagine she is wearing a lovely wrap dress, and she completely abhors video games :) she is lovely - love her eyes and fish tail braid and the three stray hairs. Lovely job.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

She's very pretty indeed! I love her braid and her lips are so lovely... I shouldn't admit this, but I think I surf the internet when I need a break...

Kim Henkel said...

Maris looks great! I love how you have done the shadow around her. I am sure when I show my husband things I make he doesn't really look at them. He has learned I think to get a big smile on his face and enthusiastically say "THat looks great!"
LOL

Terrie Purkey said...

Well done - a very lovely young lady is Maris....visiting from AIB

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Amusing conversations you have! Very pretty! Love the eyes! Patsy from
HeARTworks and
papemelroti

Natasha said...

I think the name suits her. I love the feel of her, she is gorgeous. Love her, and I love her hair.

Robyn said...

Maris is a perfect name for such a beautiful piece. Even though she is naked!! LOL Love your work..

Gina Sismilich said...

Maris is lovely - she might just be wearing something strapless!!

Mary Walker Designs said...

I like the way she looks comfortable as if she will be peaceful with whatever comes her way.

Susan said...

Maris is lovely! Do you ALWAYS paint naked women??
:)

missy k said...

She is beautiful......

I love the effect of the shading around her.

Definitely a cup of tea!

Karen

bohemiannie! art said...

Boys!

Patrice said...

She is just gorgeous - the hidden wife of Niles Pierce from Frasier...LOL!

veronica said...

again, i love the lips, great shadow and highlight!

Netty said...

Great name for your little beauty. Happy PPF, Annette x

Siggadisart said...

Love your girl, special her hair.

Ritu Dua said...

Your lovely starry eyed lady has,I think ,some song in her heart !...

DJ said...

a real beauty!

denthe said...

Lovely girl! Nice to read all the different opinions from your family. Sounds familiar to me ... ;-)

Nora Clemens said...

She is very beautiful, love her braid!

Karen Smithey said...

Love your stories about everyone's response to, duh, MARIS.

Especially like the naked ladies question :)

Maris is gorgeous--

melsartjournal said...

What a beautiful drawing--I am jealous :) I was just mentioning on my post when I draw a girl in my art journal they never have faces!! Loved reading your families opinion too--so cute!