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« on: May 09, 2012 05:34:12 PM »

My dad is an extremely hard worker. He's worked himself to the bone to be able to give us the most amazing life. I'm well into my thirties, and he's still providing more than a man should. It's not unusual for him to put in 16 hours a day at work. It has taken its toll on his body. It makes me sad to see him in the pain that he is in, all just to makes his family have what he never had. The one thing aside from work that he loves to do is go to his cottage and fish. He loves the peaceful tranquility. I believe it's the only time he feels that kind of peace. So, I wanted to do a special painting for him. Something to let him know how much I love him.

Here's his fish, titled 'La Peche'.




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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012 06:03:27 PM »

It's beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012 06:32:06 PM »

Thank you!  Grin Grin
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2012 11:18:26 PM »

I love it, but am not familiar with that fish, and I am a fisherwoman since birth...lol.  Is there another name for it?
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012 03:40:21 AM »

This is really neat. It looks almost like batik which gives it a cool underwater kind of effect. Sounds like your Dad is a really good man! And a lucky one to have such a talented and loving daughter!
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2012 05:14:21 AM »

Thank you! He is a good man and I wish I was even half the person that he is Smiley

The fish started out as a walleye, but sort of took on a life of its own...like my paintings always do! ha ha
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2012 11:19:11 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2012 01:30:56 PM »

Thanks, darling! It's been shipped! I hope he likes it!
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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2012 05:38:32 PM »

I'm sure he will love it
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2012 08:28:42 PM »

Wow, that's amazing! Beautiful work! It reminded me of batik too! really nice Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2012 11:22:11 AM »

A beautiful work of art but the thought behind it is breathtaking. Your dad sounds a wonderful man who deserves something as special as what you made him here.
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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2012 02:34:28 PM »

Oh it is so lovely!  And I love the sentiment behind it!  I'm sure he will adore it!
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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2012 11:11:33 PM »

Thank you! He is a good man and I wish I was even half the person that he is Smiley

The fish started out as a walleye, but sort of took on a life of its own...like my paintings always do! ha ha

OH DUH... Now I TOTALLY SEE IT!!!
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Ive lived in Alaska for 11 years... no walleye here... I couldn't think of what it looked like...
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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2012 05:40:37 AM »

Thanks so much, everyone! I really hope he loves it!

faemystique - LOL! It's understandable that you didn't see it. My paintings seldom look like I intend them to!
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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2012 06:30:18 AM »

So soothing. I'm certain this will mean a great deal to your father.

 What medium did you use?
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« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2012 11:49:22 AM »

Thank you!

It's acrylic and paint pen!
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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2012 04:33:49 PM »

I teared up reading your intro to this beautiful painting. It is well done and the sentiment behind it makes it that much more gorgeous. I think that more parents out there need kids who truly appreciate what they give up out of unconditional love and want for their families. <3
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« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2012 06:00:28 AM »

Thank you so much, everyone! My dad loved it! I have a picture of him with it but he hates pictures of him being put online, so I can't post it lol. But he loved it and that makes me happy.
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« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2012 03:19:19 PM »

What a wonderful father, I wish him a very happy birthday. Thoughtful gift, love it!
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« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2012 01:38:38 AM »

Like this a lot  Smiley - I don't tend to associate acrylic with that kind of transparency. Lovely.
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« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2012 04:41:50 AM »

Thanks, folks!!  Grin
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