"They Left Laughing," Original Painting of an elderly couple laughing together as the man whispers in the woman's ear, by Kim Novak. Copyright 2014 Kim Novak. All rights reserved.

They Left Laughing

"They Left Laughing," Original Painting of an elderly couple laughing together as the man whispers in the woman's ear, by Kim Novak. Copyright 2014 Kim Novak. All rights reserved.
They Left Laughing

 

Pastel over Watercolor

Limited Edition of 100
11″ x 16″
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This painting came about as the result of a photo I took at my Godmother’s (mother’s sister) birthday party. It was there that my husband paid off his bet to waltz her around the room if she made it to 100! Flushed and breathless, she then dropped into a chair beside my uncle for his approval. Oh, how proud he was as he leaned over to tell her she was, ‘the belle of the ball – and the prettiest girl of them all!’

…They left laughing.”

~ Kim NovaK, Artist

 

4 thoughts on “They Left Laughing”

  1. Good Morning, Ms. Novak.
    You are a very talented artist. I am not sure which one I liked the best. Although, “They Left Laughing” choked me up. What a special event and you captured it so beautifully. After reading what you wrote it made me think of my parents, aunts and uncles that have passed on before me.
    The poem with your painting “Once Upon A Time” spoke to me. As a young girl I often thought about trees, still do, and wondered which one I would be.
    Whenever I am being spiritual I am near a body of water, which if often. Lucky me. “Life Is But A Dream” reminded me of those times talking with God and, I am always asking what do you want me to do now?
    And, I have to say, “Mountain Man” is so detailed it belongs in a museum. Absolutely outstanding.
    I wish you well.

    Gail Grace White
    GOOD2BME.COM
    Self-Esteem leads to a Bright Future!!!
    GOOD2BME TM
    BULLY FREE
    248 470 3415

    Submitted on 2014/04/18 at 9:18 am

  2. Ms. Novak,

    I wanted to say that having been bullied myself throughout my life that you standing up and speaking out about the pain that adult bullying causes nearly had me in tears. It seems to be such a taboo subject that someone in your position being able to stop and say, This is wrong is amazing. Thank you.

    I also viewed your paintings, I am not myself a painter, but have a love of nature and the arts. I was so moved by your paintings, being unable to declare a favorite, although the painting of your aunt and uncle made me smile. Before I read your inspiration for the painting, I could see how you captured the absolute love in your uncle’s eyes and the true excitement in your aunt’s eyes. When I looked at The Winged Messenger, I saw myself and my oldest son, The Tides of Humanity moved me so much because I have stood in the ocean watching the water move over my feet, thinking that it was washing all my difficulties away and your use of tree’s standing proud is beyond beautiful in the way you mixed a women’s strength and the strength of nature.

    Thank you for sharing your truly moving and beautiful paintings with the world. You are blessed beyond measure to have such talent and please keep smiling as you are a beautiful person that deserves to stand tall.

    Theresa Regan

    Submitted on 2014/04/18 at 6:05 am

  3. Good Morning, Ms. Novak.
    You are a very talented artist. I am not sure which one I liked the best. Although, “They Left Laughing” choked me up. What a special event and you captured it so beautifully. After reading what you wrote it made me think of my parents, aunts and uncles that have passed on before me.
    The poem with your painting “Once Upon A Time” spoke to me. As a young girl I often thought about trees, still do, and wondered which one I would be.
    Whenever I am being spiritual I am near a body of water, which if often. Lucky me. “Life Is But A Dream” reminded me of those times talking with God and, I am always asking what do you want me to do now?
    And, I have to say, “Mountain Man” is so detailed it belongs in a museum. Absolutely outstanding.
    I wish you well.

    Gail Grace White
    GOOD2BME.COM
    Self-Esteem leads to a Bright Future!!!
    GOOD2BME TM
    BULLY FREE
    248 470 3415

    Submitted on 2014/04/18 at 9:18 am

  4. FIRST OFF I DID NOT SEE THE AWARDS BUT AM APPALLED
    BY THE COMMENTS. I THINK YOU LOOK GREAT ! AND I AM VERY AWARE OF BEING BULLIED. GAY 45 YEARS AGO WAS NO PICNIC. I’M GLAD YOU TOUGHENED YOUR SHELL AND WENT AT THEM. PLEASE TRUMP HAS ANYTHING TO TALK ABOUT ! BUT THIS IS ABOUT YOUR ART WORK SO…
    AMAZING !!! KNEW IT BE OUT OF MY RANGE BUT HAD TO CHECK IT OUT. SO MANY PEOPLE DO ARTWORK OF SOME SORT AND IT SEEMS TO BE MORE ABOUT THE NAME. I HAVE TO SAY THAT I WAS REALLY IN AWE AND GLAD IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR NAME. I WAS VERY IMPRESSED AND LOVED YOUR TALENT. ENOUGH SAID ..
    TAKE CARE .. AND STAY STRONG !!!

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