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Maybe Only a Mother Can See?

April 22nd, 2008 at 07:04 am

When I was working at the dining room table making painted wood pins (like the curved heart in the mini picture, left column), my 8-y-o daughter decided to paint. (She still wants to do whatever I'm doing much of the time).

She has a nice set of acrylic tube paints. So she grabbed a piece of white printer paper and sat at the table.

A vase of roses happened to be on the table. I glanced at her making the beginnings of what might have been the vase. And remarked "Oh, are you making the vase? Many famous artists do 'still life' and paint what they see". Whether or not she was going to paint the vase, I just wanted to subtly teach what a still life was (you learn while doing much more).

In our dining room is a corner curio with some pottery items on the shelf. I was pretty busy but looked over after she worked for a good 1/2 hour.

WOW! Here is what she saw and what she painted. I am flabberghasted at her creative talent. She did the whole scene including the cabinet, the items on the shelf and mixed black into her main colors to give the walls shadow/depth.

I could never do this!






7 Responses to “Maybe Only a Mother Can See?”

  1. Marie Paraker Says:

    Need to encourage that little one. Great job.

  2. littlemama Says:

    Very nice.

    Maybe now get a cheap wood frame, let her paint it to coordinate, and hang it in a place of honor. Smile

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    Wow, that's very good for 8.

    My 7 year old is very artsy and craftsie too. Also likes to write her own news articles. Hehe.

    But anyway, I think that's a great thing to rub off a child.

  4. Tresijas Says:

    I think it's gorgeous!!!

  5. miclason Says:

    It's really good!
    Back when we lived on our own, I used to hang Ale's paintings all over the place (now, niece could die if we did that!)

  6. shell mitchell Says:

    killer painting! you have a real artist on your hands!

  7. AlliesAdornments Says:

    Great perspective!

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