Saturday, 29 November 2008

He loves me, he loves me not ...


This is my daughters painting. She's nine and wanted to do something big. I bought her a canvas 24" x 24" and sat with her and talked as she painted. I promise I had nothing to do with her choice of content the text she put on it or what she wanted to achieve. How proud can a dad be?

35 comments:

pippasporch said...

Wow, Beth, I am speechless!

Steve, you have one talented daughter!

Really, truly amazing and creative, with such depth. WOW!

Terry said...

delightful, and the background really makes the flower pop

pippasporch said...

(Wish I could paint like that...)

Is it OK if I keep this on my desktop for inspiration?

=)

Betty said...

Beth, this is beautiful!! From the composition, to the wonderful choice of palette colors . . . GORGEOUS!! Congratulations on this masterpiece!

Stephen Hall said...

Hi this is Beth, thank you Pippa for that comment, of course you can put my painting on your desktop. I feel great to think that other older artists like my (and dad's) work! It's really encoriging for me and dad. Thank you.

MaryO said...

Beth, you are terrific!
Dad, you have a budding Georgia O'Keefe on your hands.

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

WOW. She's NINE?? Fantastic work...

Owen said...

What can I say that hasn't been said above? You are blessed and so is she. Comp and colours are perfect regardless of the artist's age but the age does make it remarkable.

Christie said...

Lovely, really very lovely! And to think you have so many artful years ahead of you! What's the next project going to be?

Margaret Ann said...

This painting is full of such sweetness and energy... I love the little quote in the border and the detail work around the center of the flower is awesome! Beth, you ROCK! A big WOOHOO for you from the deserts of Arizona!

winna said...

I think this is charged with creativity---and expresses the flower's personality---Beth you are using your head and eyes very well!

marancat said...

This is wonderful Beth! I think you should have your own EDM blog - I would love to see more of your painting.

Quilt Knit said...

Beth! Please have Dad by you some more canvas and large sketch book -- 11"x14", for you to develop your choices of paintings. It is just great! So, glad you had such a wonderful afternoon together.
I am sure you are now 10' taller Steve.

Sherrie Roberts

vickylw said...

So fresh and lovely, Beth! You have an amazing gift!

Milliande said...

I love the shahding on the background, and the center of the flower really has amazing depth, thanks for sharing your Art,
...Milliande

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

SO sweet, Beth. I like the painting, the colours and the words. Lovely work. I can't wait to see some more.

Luba said...

This is stunning!! Hard to believe it was done by a nine-year old. She's going places!! Keep at it!

Spinneretta said...

You SHOULD be a proud Dad- this is really good :)
Perhaps framing it might make a great Christmas gift :) Well done Beth!

Kathleen said...

This is an extremely nice painting I really like the texture in the center of the flower and the words -

Christy said...

Very well done. Congrats to you Beth for working on such a large canvas and of course to your dad for being so wonderful to talk with you and support you as you make art. If only I could be nine again and begin painting at that age (I'm 40 btw :))

PNH said...

What a great job, oh to be nine again,almost a hundred years ago, and to know how to paint like Beth.

Lisa Reed said...

My goodness, Bethany! This is fantastic! Keep painting and posting. We want to see more from you. Now I am fan of you AND your dad! Lisa

Ann said...

Beth, this painting is awesome!
Please make more paintings and share them with us here!

Waiting... said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! You have a multitude of open doors in front of you! Always follow that voice within you as to the content of your painting. You are amazing! Good job, Dad!
Libbi

suzanne cabrera said...

Amazing......

Stephen Gardner said...

Wow, nine years old! this is such an accomplished piece of work, I'm a little speechless.

Rachel H said...

Beth - that's absolutely stunning! I love the way you've captured the lighting on the petals and you're getting quite a fanbase on here! Your dad will be getting worried that you're going to nick all his commissions. :)

Looking forward to seeing some more of your stuff on here - keep at it!

Stephen Hall said...

Hey, this is super proud dad, can I thank you all so much from my heart for all the warm and positive feedback you gave. Your comments have had a wonderful effect on a very excited and energised daughter who has read them all with awe, checked all your sites and ready, over Christmas to set her own site up. I know she's in safe hands. I'm reminded of the time she learned to ride her bike, when is the right time to stop running alongside holding on to the seat?

Trish said...

OMG! Are you sure she is only nine? I have 50 yrs on her and she is way out of my league. wonderful job, and I hope she sticks with art.

Anita Davies said...

WOW!
She really does have talent there Stephen, such a good eye for composition, colour and values.

BRAVO BETH! Remarkable work!

Karen Blados said...

Beth,
I think that's just amazing! At nine, I was still cranking out crayon and marker drawings. You are one talented lady!

Cheers, Karen

Marina said...

it's awesome!!! really beautiful!

Sarah Ketelaars said...

This is so lovely, well done! i haver a nine year old too and am always encouraging her to draw and paint. You should be really proud of yourself - this is a cracker!

freebird said...

A dad can be very, very proud. So can a stranger. Tell her it's terrific.

angeltreats said...

I know this is an old post but I've only just seen it. Beth, this would be a wonderful painting from someone of any age but the fact that you're nine just goes to show how talented you are. I hope you go on to do a LOT more!

 
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