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!

9 thoughts on “Look What I Got to See Again Today

  1. this portrait looks so perfect and clear. I went to the website that you provided and was just awestruck by the talent. I realize that he is a realist…but still, these look like photos! You were a very beautiful model for the job, too. No wonder your parents wanted the bigger one all along. I am following your blog now. I like it alot.

    Sincerely,

    Monica Nauert

  2. I’m glad to read this story, too, Randi. I’m happy for your parents, and happy for you. What a beautiful family heirloom.

  3. Wow! That brings back some memories that make me tear up. I have a little project I would like to share with you. Will you call me or email me when you get a chance? You have my number and my email is amorgan529@sbcglobal.net.

    Can’t wait to catch up!

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