Family

March 5, 2012

My Great Niece and Nephew always enjoyed their Aunt and Grandmother’s ‘tuck-ins’, and the sharing of storybooks.

'Bedtime Stories'

This transparent watercolour was painted from a reference photograph taken some years ago now.

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54 Responses to “Family”

  1. Congratulations on your award, Francina! Thank you very much for your comments today!

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  2. Fergiemoto said

    Lovely – full of warmth, compassion and love!

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  3. Francina said

    pretty painting and lovely people in the painting.

    Ciao, Francina

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  4. Thank you very much, D.M. Few things are as memorable as that special time just before sleep when stories were read. For me, it was the Burgess books of ‘Grandfather Frog’ and ‘Sammy The Jay’ etc.

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  5. You have captured such a real moment–its heart and personality. Wonderful “portrait” of a memory!

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  6. Thank you for being so kind. As much as I don’t get into award giving/receiving, I am honoured to be thought of, Lorilei

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  7. Wonderful job as usual!! Just wonderful! I have nominated you for the Kreative Blogger Award, see my blog dated March 6th for the details!

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  8. Why, thank you very much. It was a charmed evening, if I recall.

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  9. Selma said

    I really like the vibrancy and joy of this. What a happy bunch of people!

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  10. kofegeek said

    Aaaww..thank you! This information is so useful for me, I will always remember this lesson πŸ™‚

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  11. No, it is not your fault–and it is not cheap pencils. Some colours are what are called ‘transparent’, and some are called ‘staining’. The ones which stain leave marks. These are usually the blue and red pencils. The transparent ones disappear–grey, brown, yellow, and even black should disappear when you add water, or leave a very pale mark. Also, if you want the pencils to disappear, use them very lightly. But watercolour is not a medium for people who want to be in control, because it does what it wants. The most a watercolour painter can do is guide it. The mediums which are best for control are oils and acrylics. I hope this helps you a little, and thank you for commenting, kofegeek!

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  12. kofegeek said

    Thank you for the explanation. I was learning how to conquer water color and I start it by using watercolor pencil first but I found some stripes rough. Maybe it because I use cheap watercolor pencils. But I keep trying. wish someday can draw as beautiful as yours πŸ™‚

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  13. Thank you, kofegeek–and yes, I do sometimes use watercolour pencils when sketching in the initial picture because painting on top of it will make the lines disappear.

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  14. Thank you for your encouraging words, Shimon. I am pleased you like it.

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  15. kofegeek said

    Oh this awesome? Are you using watercolor pencil for coloring the face or fully use watercolor?

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  16. ShimonZ said

    A beautiful and moving painting.

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  17. I appreciate your kind remarks very much, and enjoy your birds and animal depictions!

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  18. Wayside Artist said

    Very well painting family group…charming and warm. That shot of yellow on the little one is the heart of the scene.

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  19. Nice work there, Lance. It look like it could easily be an illustration from a wonderful children’s story book.

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  20. Thank you very much for your encouraging words today, Cynthia. How nice of your to stop by and comment like this. I might suggest you access your ‘gravatar’ image and go to ‘edit’ and provide a link to your site. I cannot seem to get there by way of your ‘gravatar’. thank you so much.

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  21. That’s encouragement I cherish and appreciate, Jane. Thank you so very much, and have a good rest of your holiday!

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  22. I don’t think I’ve seen very many figurative watercolours and I’m sure the difficulty in painting them is why. However, Lance, you have this wonderful ability to master your medium in so many ways. This is a beautiful painting that captures the loving tenderness in the family!

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  23. How very nice of you to stop by and offer these words!

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  24. Thank you very much, Saroja! Yes, she is a dear child, though now much grown up.

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  25. Thank you Cornel! The size is 7.5″ x 9″. But all watercolours have to be matted and then framed. So the framed size of it is 10.5″ x 12″. Thank you for asking!!

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  26. futlooz said

    Such a warm painting with so much character. Brought back memories when I used read stories for my neice. I can’t help but notice the lil girl clinging to her aunt, priceless expression!!!!

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  27. emjayzed said

    You’re welcome πŸ™‚ And the Venice photos are beautiful, aren’t they?

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  28. A well captured sweet moment.:)

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  29. It’s nice. πŸ™‚ It’s very hard to paint something like that.
    What size is?

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  30. Thanks for the wonderful painting of life being lived well. I just took some photos yesterday of my grandson and granddaughter reading to themselves. Gave me hope. I love to read to them, too, of course!

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  31. Oh thank you Mags–again–for being so supportive. I’ve been entertaining guests the last few days and haven’t given you a visit in a while!

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  32. Very very heartening to read your comments. I am a big fan of your animal photography!

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  33. You are very kind and encouraging. Thank you very much. I was just admiring your post on photographs of Venice.

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  34. Thank you very much for commenting Rhonda. I do like those button charm bracelets of yours!

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  35. Thank you very much, Michelle! I was just admiring your Sierra Valley barn photos.

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  36. jackscrap said

    Everyone looks so happy, comfortable and relaxed, must have been a good story. You’ve certainly captured the joy they share in each other’s company. (I know that doesn’t come in a tube, but instead it’s straight from the heart).

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  37. magsx2 said

    Hi,
    What a beautiful painting, the joy on the faces, the smiles, you just feel like joining in, and I love how you painted the book in as well it brings it all together with out the need for any words. Very nice indeed. πŸ™‚

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  38. emjayzed said

    Fantastically enviable work!

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  39. rhondablue said

    Beautifully done!

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  40. awww, that’s so cute!–getting the singular and plurals confused is so understandable–but of course one would!

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  41. Thank you very much, Kim!

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  42. You, ‘orples’, delight all of us in many ways, and I very much appreciate your remarks while having to demure over your use of the word ‘master’, for I am very very far from that compliment.

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  43. Victor Ho said

    I read to my kids constantly. What a nice memory depicted in your work. My daughter would stop me every time I read ‘Night Before Christmas’ and ask which is the mouse and which is the mice. She just couldn’t grasp the concept of plurals. And the picture in the book showed two mouses. So what’s a mice?

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  44. Sweet, nice memories painted. I like the eyes.

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  45. orples said

    People are hard to replicate as it is, and I’ve never had much luck with watercolors, thus I admire those who have mastered them. So double kudos to you for a job well done. πŸ™‚

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  46. Thank you dear sandy.

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  47. sandy said

    Just beautiful, and, a family keepsake!

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  48. Thank you T. B. I am sorry I haven’t been by the past couple of days. Company came!

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  49. Thank you again nia–you are such an appreciative soul, and we all appreciate you back!!

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  50. Very very kind of you Russell–and I am a fan of your novel photographs of novel people and scenes.

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  51. TBM said

    Ah…such a great painting. So much love and comfort.

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  52. niasunset said

    This is so beautiful painting… The painting of the happiness… Blessing them all. I loved so much. Of course photograph is so precious too, but to see it in a real painting, I think more precious. You are great. Thank you, Blessing and Happiness for you all, with my love, nia

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  53. What a sweet painting!

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  54. So much personality and expression in this watercolor. Amazing! I feel like I know these people and I really like them.

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