Comment, Like, & Favorite
22.000 x 60.000 x 2.000 inches
This original painting is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the Fine Art America secure checkout system. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about purchasing this original.
Click here to contact the artist.
My First Pair Of Skates
Painting - Charcoal And Oil On Canvas
2007 The Whole 9 Gallery Culver City, CA
First Pair of Skates (Self Portrait at 4)
Oil over charcoal on canvas
with vintage 1960 flying ace roller skates.
The very act of making a painting can be a driving force that cannot be ignored by the artist, even if the purpose for the work is not at first clearly understood, and yet in the end it can become a precious gift to the world.
The series I am working on right now, "A Child
Blessed with Grace", includes a small group of
paintings dedicated to my parents who raised me
with all the love they could ever imagine having for another person. It is a special bond that only develops between a parent and a child with special needs. Although I was born without feet, I roller skated, rode a bike, jumped rope, ran with the wind in my hair and danced to music only I could hear.
The piece on the left "My First Pair of Skates", is the first painting in the series. The little brown booties I am wearing were handmade by a shoemaker, with cork stuffed in the toes to keep the shoes from bending upward. I wore these shoes with socks over them and put them into saddle shoes until I was 14, when I finally got my first pair of prosthetic feet.
February 25th, 2011
Viewed 112 Times - Last Visitor from Kiez, 12 - Germany on 07/10/2014 at 4:11 PM
copy and paste to your website / blog - preview
kathryn donatelli paintings framed prints, young girl child framed prints, roller skates framed prints, 1950\'s flying ace roller skates framed prints, donatelli self portrait framed prints, kathryn donatelli paintings greeting cards, young girl child greeting cards, roller skates greeting cards, 1950\'s flying ace roller skates greeting cards, donatelli self portrait greeting cards, kathryn donatelli paintings prints, young girl child prints, roller skates prints, 1950\'s flying ace roller skates prints, donatelli self portrait prints, kathryn donatelli paintings posters, young girl child posters, roller skates posters, 1950\'s flying ace roller skates posters, donatelli self portrait posters