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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

CARD FOR MY NIECE

This is a card made for my lovely niece's birthday.  It is her children walking through the churchyard at my nephew's wedding last summer.  I knew when I took the photo that I wanted to paint it one day.  What a perfect composition. The pose adds the mystery - what are they talking about?  I missed out the buildings in the distance and the gravestones.  My great nephew was so proud, he was wearing a suit exactly the same as his Dad, and my great niece a bridesmaid, was wearing a dress (she is a tomboy!) they looked adorable.    I was so pleased Helen must have liked the card because she put it on facebook!


24 comments:

  1. Which attractive photo, which attractive watercolor and especially which kind gesture for your niece.
    There is a very attractive atmosphere in this scene, we like to imagine a complicity between these 2 children.

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  2. Thank you. I enjoyed painting it.

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  3. The gesture of children walking together, dressed to take part in the wedding, it's so well done!
    Somehow, this dress of bridesmaid
    and this gray suit worn by the boy suggest a future ... The painting creates symbols and ideas, which in the photograph are not there.
    Congratulations, dear Polly!

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    1. Rita, you have a lovely way with words. Thank you, I shall remember what you have written.

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  4. Oh Polly this is fabulous. I love it all. The softness, the composition and the mystery. Isn't it just wonderful when we paint for those we love!!!

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    1. It is a privilege to paint for our loved ones. I hardly remember painting this one, it just sort of appeared. Helen was so thrilled with it too. I was pleased with it, not like me at all to say that! Thank you for your kind words.

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  5. This is lovely...the softness gives it a cosy feeling. Nicely done!

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    1. Thank you. I was lucky really being in the right place at the right time to catch the picture.

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    1. Thank you for your comments. I am not an expert just a leisure painter.

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  7. A lovely card to receive, beautiful work!

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  8. A wonderfully sweet painting!

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  9. A beautiful painting and a lovely memento card.

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  10. This is so sweet and it holds a great memory , a truly beautiful card with meaning.

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    1. Thanks you. Yes it is a lovely memory for me too as I have a copy.

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  11. It is both a delicate and sweet painting and one that could have metaphoric meaning, as a few folks already suggested. I'm sure your niece is very happy with it.

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    1. My niece was delighted with it, I was so chuffed.

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  12. Polly, you done another wonderful painting. I love the softness of the painting and the sweet feeling it evokes.

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    1. Oh thank you Barbara. I have been really touched by all the lovely comments, especially as it was a labour of love.

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    1. Thank you, and thank you for visiting!

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