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Gail V
05-03-2008, 04:26 PM
Hi all - my Grandmother is turning 96 on Monday and I will be giving her this painting for her birthday. She gave me her set of china a few years' ago, so I thought I would incorporate a piece of it in a painting and give it to her. At the time I was taking photos, it was around Valentine's Day, so I also added the red candy hearts. I think she is going to be VERY surprised :-) I would love to get your thoughts on this - thanks for looking!!!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-May-2008/100582-IMG_1686.GrandmaMilliesFinal050308.jpg

Colorix
05-03-2008, 04:31 PM
I think she'll be positively Stunned! It is very beautiful, great light, and a bit of drama with the dark bg that really brings out the light.

Ah, the light!

Donna T
05-03-2008, 05:30 PM
Wow! This is gorgeous! Your grandmother will love this, what a special gift.

Donna

kyliecarney
05-03-2008, 07:15 PM
Wow this is stunning - you've really captured the translucency of the china
Kylie:clap:

fiannah
05-03-2008, 07:19 PM
wow stunning! grandma will LOVE IT!

DAK723
05-03-2008, 07:42 PM
Beautiful!

Don

maw-t
05-03-2008, 07:44 PM
This is awesome & what a thoughtful gift!

Diana_pastels
05-03-2008, 08:02 PM
Gail, this is gorgeous! Absolutely stunning! Love the light you have achieved in this. I especially love the light on the rose and the heart shaped shadow on the cup. Your grandmother will be so thrilled, she'll probably cry!
Diana

qpdoll
05-03-2008, 08:38 PM
Beautiful!! What great reflections. Granny will be so happy.

edencompton
05-03-2008, 08:40 PM
What a great gifft Gail! And a beautiful painting as well!

Tressa
05-03-2008, 08:49 PM
I think she is a lucky grandma!!! Beautifully done!!
Tres

binkie
05-03-2008, 08:57 PM
This is beautiful, Gail. Your grandma is going to be so thrilled.

binkie

Holley
05-04-2008, 01:24 AM
She will love this I am sure. What a beautiful gift!

NickyW
05-04-2008, 02:56 AM
What a beautiful sentimental gift for your grandmother, im sure she will be overwhelmed and very touched by the love you have put into this painting, just for her..she will hang it with pride im sure..very well done Gail..Happy Birthday to your Grandmother.

Alessandra Rosi
05-04-2008, 04:07 AM
Beautiful and very elegant. It's a perfect, precious gift!

Alessandra

Pink Cloud
05-04-2008, 08:01 AM
This is so beautiful! It's very romantic-looking:) I love how the light plays on the cup, and the gorgeous reds and purples of the candies and the rose:)

ponting
05-04-2008, 10:01 AM
Sweetheart of a painting Gail!! What's to say but "Great!!"

Cheers, Dianna :clap: :clap: :clap:

WC Lee
05-04-2008, 10:21 AM
this is very nice :) your grandmother will be quite happy

Paula Ford
05-04-2008, 11:18 AM
Lovely, elegant piece! Your grandmother is going to adore it!

Paula

M Douglas
05-04-2008, 12:27 PM
Stunning piece, she will love it!

Melodie

PeggyB
05-04-2008, 01:32 PM
This is absolutely beautiful - well painted and well composed. I'd say both you and Grandma are fortunate to have one another. :thumbsup: What size is this painting?

Peggy

water girl
05-04-2008, 02:23 PM
Perfection, Gail! I know that you put a lot of thought into this and it shows. Such a treasure for your Grandmother. She has to be moved by such a loving gift.

Merethe T
05-04-2008, 03:23 PM
She will absolutely love it! Gorgeous piece, with a wonderful light, and great details!

Merethe

chewie
05-04-2008, 03:32 PM
what a sweet thing to do! i bet she is going to love it! who wouldn't?! gorgeous work!

Terrifictoby
05-04-2008, 03:54 PM
What a beautiful piece, so delicate, almost breathtaking. I know your grandmother will love it, not only because it is so beautiful and it was her china, but because you did it for her. What a wonderful gift of love!:o

Toby

Maureen Grantham
05-04-2008, 04:05 PM
Its just beautiful, your grandmother will know she is loved.

rhapsodyerin
05-04-2008, 04:11 PM
What a wonderful painting. I can see all the love in it. Your grandmother is lucky to have such a thoughtful granddaughter.

Tracy Lang
05-04-2008, 04:27 PM
Beautiful painting and I especially love the way you rendered the china! I'm sure that your grandma will treasure your thoughtful gift!

Tracy

Gary Burl
05-05-2008, 02:47 AM
A beautiful piece of work and a truly precious gift! I hope her birthday is as special as your present. Thanks for sharing.
Gary

Westerngirl
05-05-2008, 09:04 AM
This is wonderful! And what a thoughtful present; I'm sure it's everything she could have ever wished for.

Bravo!

Alison2
05-05-2008, 11:32 AM
What a beautiful painting and a beautiful gift! She will love it. Thank you for sharing.

Alison2:wave:

Gail V
05-06-2008, 06:01 PM
Thank you ALL for your very kind comments!!! My grandmother was somewhat overwhelmed when I showed her the painting. Definitely made it all worthwhile!! The painting is 6-1/2"x9-1/2" Now I have to get it framed and up on her all. Thanks again, everyone. You are a fantastic group!

Gail V
05-06-2008, 06:08 PM
I will download the photo of my Grandmother with the painting and post it later. :)