Tuesday, May 20, 2014

65 Red Roses Done

Well, I finally finished my large palette knife portrait of Eva Markvoort. Her story of her courageous battle with Cystic Fibrosis really moved me deeply. It is my second portrait of her.

Eva sadly lost her battle, but not before inspiring millions and raising a lot of money for CF through her documentary on Netflix (put out by Oprah Winfrey's OWN)  called, you guessed it, 65 RED ROSES, and her hugely popular blog of the same name.

 Why that name? It is how small children pronounce CF.

 You can read more about Eva's life story  here and try to donate to CF if you can.

Eva's 65 Red Roses
Oil on linen via palette knife
By Johanna Spinks
22 x 28"

the start

The middle


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