Sunday, June 21, 2015

The JOY of Art - Happy Father's Day!

Artist unknown

I was blessed with a wonderful Dad and while I miss him every day, I am thankful for his legacy that lives on through my children. I wanted to share these words from Susie Larson's Father's Day blessing (her complete thought can be seen at  "Whether you had a father who loved you or a father who was absent, know this: you have a Father in heaven who is very much taken with you."

These artists have done a great job conveying loving relationships between fathers/grandfathers and children. Do any of these paintings bring up sweet memories for you - or just make you smile?  [Click on images to enlarge]

"In His Steps" / "You've Got What It Takes"
Mark Keathley

"The New Boss"
Sonya Terpening

"Day with Grandma & Grandpa II" - Trevor Mitchell
"The Train Set" - HY Hintermeister

"Family Night" / "Roger's Car" / "The Fishermen"
Robert Duncan

Alexander Sharpe Ross

"First Jar of the Year" - Jim Daly
"Father's Day" by John Sloane

"Three Generations" - Dan Hatala

"Going Home"
Leonid Afremov

"John Deere Restoration" / "John Deere, Our Family's Heritage"
Charles Freitag

"The Good Book"
Jack Sorenson


  1. Beautiful pictures~ thanks for sharing :)

    1. So glad you enjoyed them, Deanna. Art like this gets to me. Thanks for taking the time to visit.

  2. I always enjoy the art you post and I love these. Thanks for sharing.

    1. You made my day, Ann. I can't draw a straight line, but have a deep appreciation for art like this.

  3. They are all lovely works of art! Thanks for sharing =)

    1. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment, pixiedusk. Pictures like these say more than words to me.

  4. What beautiful pictures! Visiting from Cozy Reading Spot.

    1. Brandi, thank you for taking the time to visit. I love the feelings conveyed by these pictures.

  5. My favorite has to be "The New Boss" There is something about daddies holding up their babies over their heads... the love and trust that flows it just inspiring and I'm so glad to see it in art.

    Thanks for sharing with The Cozy Reading Spot!


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  6. I love the one of the little girl caught playing on her daddy's desk. These pictures bring back special memories of my own daddy. I enjoyed this. Be sure to link up with Literacy Musing Mondays this week.

  7. I don't really consider myself an art lover, but I love these collections you put together! Thanks for being a part of Booknificent Thursday this week.