Thursday, November 25, 2010
The watercolour is one I did years ago from a photograph of my daughters at a funfair (the blond one at the back is returning home from seeing the world in less than a week - whee!) and wasn't very pleased with at the time - the painting that is, not the daughter - but now I've unearthed it again, it brings warm, happy feelings of nostalgia, and gratitude that these little girls have grown up into the wonderful independent young women they are. Their little brother wasn't born yet when this was taken, but I think I feel a blog post of his own coming on, as he moves from one life stage into another and my maternal role goes through churnings and adjustments.
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My eyes just fell on your lovely watercolour, Cathy! "Back to the River" is also very serene.
Cathy this is beautiful! You've captured the heady excitement of the merry go round for a child! I love the shades of yellow especially. So gentle and sweet. Nice painting!
You use bold colours and tones, but in a subtle manner.
That cant be easy
Très belle aquarelle remplie de la douceur et la joie enfantine et qui a bercé votre coeur de maman...
This is truly joyful!! Love the play of light you have in the painting.
Plenty of wonderful memories for everyone in this delightful painting, Cathy. I too have a daughter with light brown hair and a younger blond -- each of whom now have two sons and a daughter. Thank you for sharing this lovely image.
What a great painting of your daughter and friend (?) on the merry-go-round (Carousel?)! It really captures the excitement of the kids on the ride.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Cathy.
(Hmmm, the word verification today is FATTLY. Are they making a comment of how I will return from my in-laws after eating Thanksgiving dinner?)
I love this painting, so lovely that you have it, I wish I had been painting when mine were youg, and I also wish I could paint as well!!
Thank you Marie, Katherine, Arts web show,
Merci vraiment Martine-Alison, c'était un temps précieux et je suis heureux de redécouvrir cette peinture ! (with thanks to babelfish!)
Sofia, Rhonda, Charlene - my eldest is actually a redhead, though you can't tell in this - glad you like it and I'm glad I rediscovered it!
Carol, they're both my daughters - I think the carousel... can be called either... FATTLY is one good reason I'm relieved not to be indulging in pie right now, it's summer here and I'll hopefully get to a beach sometime!
Hi Penny, you can still paint your children from photographs, make them a bit indistinct like this one if you can't quite remember the details!
What a joyous painting Cathy! And your Back to the River is so alive and striking!
cathy you have been busy since I last stopped by. Nice work.
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