Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Children's Portraits.

My daughter 'Tenpin' with her bear Mrs Pins, and the two babies.


'Souvenir' paintings are unlike other work, simply because they're not intended to be seen by anyone outside the family. They're just records of 'how things were', and tend to be a bit rough.

I mentioned yesterday that drawing dogs was a bit of a nightmare; they NEVER sit still... Painting children is not quite so bad, they will sometimes remain still for a few minutes; even so the pictures usually go unfinished.....


....as in this portrait of my oldest son Kimbo. He was only two at the time, so I suppose he had some excuse.

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11 comments:

  1. I think they are all the lovelier for being 'souvenir' paintings. I really love the one of Tenpin - who looks quite displeased at being interrupted, or maybe she was just a very serious little girl?

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  2. May I say Cro that I feel very privileged that you are sharing your works with us, especially as they were really for family to see only. I am always amazed at how clever some people are,what a great talent to have. You are a very blessed person and have had the added wonderful gift of a lovely family,thank you for sharing your works with us.

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  3. Lovely. I've done quite a few (amateurish) portraits, but only from photographs, so I've never had to deal with a squirming child.

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  4. I love these"souvenirs" It's the first time that I've heard them called that! really tender Cro!

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  5. I do so admire your painting skills Cro. I have just spent the morning trying to paint a pelican (acrylic on canvas). Sadly it looks like a misshapen seagull.

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  6. In which case, Sue, it should be renamed 'Misshapen Seagull'. N'est pas?

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  7. Lovely work. I too like Tenpin's expression

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  8. Golly Cro...I feel like a really bad parent...I hardly took photos of my kids let alone made time to do 'souvenir' painting...what a wonderful keepsake...they are beautiful.

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  9. What lucky children you have!!

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