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« on: March 22, 2008 09:30:51 PM »

I have been doing a lot of painting lately, and a lot of thinking about painting/making/creating. I decided, for the time being anyway, to spend more time painting things that give me joy. What could possibly give a mum more joy than her kiddo? So I painted a portrait of my dear little boy. It's the largest painting I've ever done (30" x 20" acrylic on canvas) but I kind of wish I had done it a bit bigger. I'm really proud of it and wanted to show it off.



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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2008 09:40:01 PM »

This painting is really very pretty.  I love the colors you used, and the overall effect is very soft and loving.
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2008 09:40:45 PM »

thats awesome... what kind of paint did you use?
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2008 09:44:17 PM »

it looks wonderful.
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2008 09:54:06 PM »

That is gorgeous! You did a fabulous job!
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2008 10:09:38 PM »

This is so beautiful! It just radiates sweetness, and innocence.
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2008 10:18:22 PM »

Very nice, i'm really impressed.  Do you do a lot of portraits?  Definitely paint things that bring you joy, why paint then?  My grandmother was a great painter, I still have a lot of her paintings, I know that your son would love this, especially when he's older.
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2008 10:43:26 PM »

Thanks everyone for your nice words.

jktormala: I've been painting up a storm for the past little while, but most of my work has been silly things like wizards and transvestites, this is the first 'serious' portrait I've done. And I totally agree with you... why paint things that don't give you joy? Sadly, a lot of people do.
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2008 12:00:29 AM »

beautiful, you can almost feel the love you have for him
keep up the fantastic work
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« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2008 08:45:55 AM »

this is amazing. i really like the vibrance and clarity.
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