7/8/09

BIRTHDAY BOY

Our first grandchild is NINE YEARS old today! So hard to believe. The joy he brings to our lives is awesome. He's such a blessing.

Here are some of the paintings I've painted over the years of him, several of which have been posted before. All are watercolor on Arches or Fabriano, 140#CP. My favorite's of him and his dog.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BRANT!!!






12 comments:

rafael pujals said...

Good watercolours and good model.
Congratulations.

Susan Liles said...

Fabulous paintings of your grandson, what a sweet face! They do grow up too fast. Great work for portraits!

AutumnLeaves said...

What a beautiful baby Brant was! There is something about that third painting that I love. I also love the one where he is reading to the little ones. What a great boy he seems! Happy Birthday, Brant!!

Ginny Stiles said...

Sandy, is there anything you cannot do? These portraits brought an actual "gasp" from me when I opened your blog this morning. I have tried watercolor portraits and it is an amazing skill to be able to do this. I am wowed again. You rock, Sandy. Lucky boy to have these loving portraits from his grandmother!

RHCarpenter said...

Happy Birthday, Brant! My, he's growing so quickly and turning into such a handsome young man :) How wonderful to have this watercolor history of him as he went from infant to now.

Dawn said...

ahhh so sweet my favorite birthday boy!
great paintings I love the one with his dog and the one of him reading to his brother and sisters.
tell the big guy Happy Birthday for me k?

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

I've never met your grandson Sandy, but sure feel I have after viewing these superb portraits as he grew up. Love them all but somehow the group of children on the bench has such a wonderful narative it has to be my favourite.

Cindi said...

sandy that little guy just caught my eye.. not only is he a cutie,, but what a fantastic watercolor..

dkartikawening said...

Sandy, I love your work, esp. the watercolor work. Is there any information about the weekly classes you have in Greentree Studio? I will be in Cincinnati the first weekend of August, and would love to visit.

Sandy Maudlin said...

It was a wonderful nie year old day, and as soon as Brant's here, we'll check out all your comments. He may want to leave you a message!

masmoulin said...

Very beautiful portraits
Bravo !!!

Sandy Maudlin said...

Thanks so much for allthe comments. Brant was tickled that his birthday was so special and enjoyed reading all the comments. As a side note, he met Michael Phelps and even got his autograph. Pretty special birthday week.