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    Viviann

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    Added 2017-12-30 04:51:25
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    Viviann was my family's neighbor for the first few years of my life. She would become a lifelong friend, one of the most important people in my life, and her many kindnesses would help shape the person I would become. She was interesting, inquisitive, fun, and generous. She could make her generosity delightfully impish - while out shopping, she would covertly tuck money into the purses of young mothers. She was a child of the Great Depression and told me that she remembered what it was like not having money and she liked the thought of making these young women's lives a little easier, if only briefly. She was the kind of person that you wanted to be around.   

    Though she has been gone for well over a decade now - she remains with me and I am so grateful for having had her in my life. Every year, I celebrate her birthday as a holiday: May 10th - Viviann Day. 

    I long postponed creating this painting as I was worried that I would not be able to do her justice without better source material from which to work - I had only a small, pixelated image and memories. In the end, the memories were strong enough to create the painting. I am thrilled to have been able to capture her and to have her with me in my studio. 

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    Name of Artist: Nicole Moné
    Width (inches): 6
    Height (inches): 9
    Media Oil
    Country United States
    Painting Genre: Representational: Figurative / Other

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    Beautiful approach - I feel the chill from the snow but the hints of the red background peeking through provide a lovely, warm contrast that's so inviting.

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    This is a beautiful portrait. For this viewer that lovely face reflects innocence and purity, although that is perhaps not what the artist intended. Great skill is demonstrated with all the elements of this piece - particularly the textures of the hair and the cap. Overall it is an outstanding image.

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