View Full Version : Thanks For Giving Day, I, II, and III
11-27-2003, 11:25 PM
After doing our Thanksgiving in the city today, my oldest daughter, who has never expressed the desire to paint, sat with me in the living room among my paints and sketches, and asked if she could try painting. I'm happy beyond words. This was a big breakthrough for both her and myself, as I have always thought she had artistic talent lurking in there somewhere.
There's a bit of cropping. The images are 9x12.
This is her first ever painting.
Thanks for Giving Day I
Then she asked if we could paint together, so we did. This is her second painting.
Thanks for Giving Day II
This was the one I did with her.
Thanks for Giving Day III
Thanks for peeking in :)
11-28-2003, 04:36 AM
Wow, your daughter really has talent. I remember the first time my mom and I talked about art and she started showing me what she knew. It was an incredibly warming experience :).
The first one really stands out for me. The brush strokes and the gold - I love it.
11-28-2003, 06:42 AM
A very beautiful talent,pure art:)
11-28-2003, 09:40 AM
very talented family!!
11-28-2003, 10:53 AM
So happy for you! good reason to be proud!:)
11-28-2003, 11:30 AM
Voodoolily--yes, it was incredibly warm. While I would have thought to prefer having the whole family together, to share this with her was a time we will probably both remember with great fondness.
Zalo--I thought it was pure talent, too. I'll pass the critique along to her :)
Only1tomb--I was beginning to think the gene had skipped my kids. Both my mother and grandmother are accomplished painters and I keep trying.
VieSaintSo--many thanks. Yes, it was a button popping moment as a parent.
11-28-2003, 01:42 PM
Talented for sure.
My son gave up painting when he did Fine Art. He's still doing a creative job.
11-28-2003, 02:02 PM
What a lovely experience between mother/daughter. Mine doesn't really have any interest in art. But now my son is a different story. Children are precious. Glad you enjoyed some time with yours. And from the looks of it, very productive time too.
11-28-2003, 02:26 PM
Thanks, Mikey--sounds like your son is still artistic. Sometimes that's the best any artist can hope for when the paints and palette are not within reach.
Thank you too, Tam--yeah, these 'critters' we whelped are amazing. This was a pretty great day mother/daughter and thanksgiving-wise.
11-28-2003, 02:35 PM
Dan was de-burring screws on metal doors for two years. What a job. Now he's in TV, doing well as a Junior Producer.
11-29-2003, 07:40 AM
The last time I was in my studio, my youngest daughter was helping me with a piece i was working on. This was the first time she had done this. She made a suggestion for a color choice in a certain area and by darn if that wasnt the exact thing I had planned on doing. Your thread makes me want to get her back in there and do some more work with her! thanks. And great work:clap:
11-29-2003, 01:36 PM
Thanks Selenemoon, and I do admire your work. I hope to have many more opportunities to paint with her. She knows women's thighs like nobody I've ever seen. I like to know how else she see the world, too. And it has put me in my own little painting frenzy here, which is good because I am fighting using acrylics instead of oils--lack of space--and smaller looser work seems to be helping me a lot.
Thank you again.
11-29-2003, 04:14 PM
:D :D :D
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