This painting of our four grandkids was created from a couple of photos taken this summer. Actually, I took well over 100 photos before this one spontaneously happened during suppertime.

The sun was low in the sky, lending that gorgeous golden glow to the air. We all rushed outside before it set, and as the story began, they instantly got involved. We had no hairdos done, no special outfits on, just kids on a warm summer evening enjoying a story about Jack and the Beanstalk. Linda says that you have ONLY 3 seconds to get that good shot. So true.

A half a year older now, they've seen their painting hanging in the new Lawrenceburg Library, with their names printed in the storybook. I don't think they were impressed. The little ones liked the big Mickey Mouse at the library better.

I do know they had a fabulous Christmas, making cookies, opening gifts, giving gifts, and playing non-stop for hours yesterday. Today we have been entertained by four 'theatre' productions in their new stage, and I know there will be many more. This afternoon we'll be making beads from clay for necklaces, so there's no time for this grandma to paint. I'm not complaining.

"A GREAT STORY" Transparent Watercolor on Arches CP 140#, 30 x 22" SOLD


Nick said...

Sorry I didn't get a chance to see this on my way out of town - I had hit a large truck tire sitting on the road west of the Comfort Inn in the dark the night before (two other people hit it also) and it screwed up the front of my van. I wasn't in a mood to retrace that route the next day. I missed a great painting, I am sure this is a hit at the library!

Cindy said...

Sandy . . . I love your Blog and I particularly love this piece of art of your grandchildren ~ awesome!

Just a note to let you know the emails I have sent your way the past couple months have been returned to me. Do you have a new e-mail address? Cindy Bernard