Life is Often Too Seriously Taken, so for that reason, I'm going to post a silly poem from time-to-time. These first several will each be taken from a small booklet entitled, Lighten Up! 100 Funny Little Poems, compiled and edited by Bruce Lansky.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Granddaughter Painting

Ah! This is not one done BY a granddaughter... this is one done OF a granddaughter - by me.

I began by using watercolor colored pencils.
This was taken Jan 22, 2009.
(I may have used a flash or a sunny day)
Outdoor Summer activities had me Not working on this at all.

However, in the meantime, I did take it to our local framing shop and had it double-matted.
I then took it to my daughter's home, where she added her wonderful calligraphy.

So, to make a long story short...

... this Christmas present is a two-person labor of love!

You will notice that I've added a few final touches with an almost dry brush loaded with water!

(And the photos were taken in the dining room, no artificial light, on an overcast morning. So I lightened them via the computer. It really is on white paper with a bright, white mat.)

It goes downtown for framing today. :-)


Jaye said...

That's gorgeous, well done!

Nutty Gnome said...

Oh I love it - you've captured her happy spirit so beautifully!
(I could never do faces!!!)

Shady Gardener said...

Thank you both for your kind comments! :-)

bobbie said...

What a priceless gift! Your granddaughter will treasure this forever.

Shady Gardener said...

Thank you, Bobbie! I just sent it home framed and wrapped for Christmas! :-)

jo©o said...

Dear Shady,
That is sooo sweet. And beautifully captured. And the added text so wonderfully presented.

It would make a wonderful commercial birthday card. But having a personal connection to her, you probably wouldn't want that.

Water colour pencils are a great medium for adding things later.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Jo, Thanks for stopping in here. :-) You are very kind.