Wednesday, October 10, 2012


"Ena" 5 x 7 inches, acrylic on canvas.

There are three Rosena McLarnon's in my family. My grandmother, (who was born a McKee), her daughter (my father's sister), and then my sister.

This is my aunt, whom we all called Ena. She was the first in my father's immediate family to be born in the USA. She never married or had children, and treated all of her nieces and nephews with such generosity. I thought she must be so rich, because she would have our presents wrapped at the Macy's gift wrap counter. She took me to the World's Fair once, just me and her, and it was very special.

She died in 2001, even before my dad and her oldest sister.


  1. What a wonderful painting of your aunt. Gorgeous colors and textures and you've captured the personality of someone who appears to combine sweetness and shyness with a dose of mischevousness.

    I also love the pattern of the fence in the background.