1/20/10

CHILDREN'S PORTRAITS

Any weekend that includes seeing the grand kids is a great weekend, and this will be one of those great weekends. We already have plans to camp out downstairs. Each of the 4 have their own tent all set up with a sleeping bag inside, but I have to sleep 'above ground' in a bed. WHEW!
This portrait shows our youngest granddaughter resting on her mama's shoulder. It was painted several years ago in watercolor on 140#CP Fabriano Artistico and is one of my favorite portraits. My son loves it too.
Tomorrow is a full day of classes here in the studio, then I'm off to totally enjoy three 6 year olds and a 9 year old. It will be a full weekend, for sure. Happy painting, everyone!

19 comments:

Anita Davies said...

Stunning portrait, full of emotion.
Enjoy your camping!

meera said...

Beautiful painting -- can see the tenderness and love all over the painting!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Wonderful portrait with atmosphere and feeling. So like the composition and soft colours too. Have a good time with the grand children.

Dawn said...

have a great weekend and tell B hi for me!
love the painting and love the 20 min challenge below.

Myrna Wacknov said...

No wonder this is a favorite. You really captured the essence of the moment.

debwardart said...

Gorgeous!

Chris Beck said...

What a beautiful and soulful painting! Everything about it is perfection, Sandy!! Enjoy the kids!!

Christiane Kingsley said...

Beautiful and touching portrait. Enjoy your weekend!

Jeanette said...

This really is a superb portrait. Love the composition and colours, its perfect.

RHCarpenter said...

This is soooo beautiful! Those big eyes pull you right in and there is such tenderness in this painting. Enjoy the grands!

Nick said...

Outstanding Sandy, faultless!!

seesue said...

Oh my goodness. How meltingly beautiful is this! SOo soft. So heartfelt. LovEly!

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

What a beautiful, peaceful moment! How precious. As an artist, I know how meaningful it is to paint subject matter that well, for lack of a better word, MATTERS to us.
Wonderful job.
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Doris Glovier said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

dragonwithin said...

A striking portrait with all the realistic details perfected! Love the softness and natural movement of your strokes combined with the tenderness of the composition.

Joanne said...

Beautiful portrait! So much expression.

Sandy Maudlin said...

Thanks so much for commenting, each of you. Enjoy a wonderful and creative week!

devotedmomof7 said...

That's so sweet and superbly painted.

Anonymous said...

New to watercolor - but was totally stopped cold by the beauty in this painting. It is a moment stolen in time that is an artists deepest wish to fulfill. Beautiful!