Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Precocious

'Precocious'
6" x 6" acrylic on masonite panel
$65 plus $7 US or $15 International shipping



One of my mom's favorite stories to tell about me is the time I went to see our new doctor for the first time. I think I was about five years old. I remember sitting on that exam table that seemed so very tall, with my hands under my legs, listening to the paper covering crinkle under my fingers, and the swish of my legs swinging back and forth.

I don't remember much else, but I do remember what the doctor said. Or maybe I just remember my mother telling me about it.

He studied me, then finally he pushed his thick glasses further up his nose and looked at my mom. He took a deep breath then said, "She doesn't say much, but you can tell she's a thinker."

The little girl I painted reminds me of me when I was tiny. Always far away and thinking about something. I had dark hair as a kid too, and big chunky cheeks. :)

Huzzah!!

21 comments:

  1. that look in her eye and the luscious red lips are so precious! Love it!

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  2. This portrait is amazing, Crystal! I love the loose style and lighting. So beautiful!

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  3. A wonderful piece as always. Love the story too!

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  4. A funny and touching story, and a lovely portrait!

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  5. I can see so much of the artist in this portrait. The brushmarks left as it is as a signature. I cant tell you how amazing this is. Especially the skin part and the lips.. And of course thinker you are. There is so much of thought process that goes behind each painting..

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  6. it's a nice story, the child looks sweet and a thinker.. well done! :)

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  7. All that thinking has helped you a lot, I believe!....This is very sweet portrait,really wonderful.The far away look in her eyes makes her more beautiful.

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  8. adorable, another great piece, makes me wonder what she's seeing and thinking about. So you've been a dreamer for a long time :-)

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  9. Love the contrast between being so cute and be so rough, those are some fresh brush strokes.

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  10. Crystal...It always amazes me how you can use the strong reds, oranges, pinks in your portraits and they still come out soft and dainty and fresh. This is beautiful...love your eye area especially.

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  12. Yup! You got that far away look that only kids have. A truly wonderful portrait, Crystal. I can see how much pleasure you had in painting it.

    Huzzahandahalfguvna!

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  13. Une très belle bouille ! j'adore ces yeux remplies de gourmandise, certainement celle de la joie de vivre...
    Merci pour la petite histoire qui accompagne cette merveilleuse peinture.

    Gros bisous.

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  18. Crystal, this is amazing! Part of me says paint in acrylics forever because you have captured a little magic here. But you and I both know are hearts are with watercolors. Your brushstrokes, colors, light, expression, everything absolutely perfect!!!

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  19. Oh Crystal - I am SO behind with my blogging! I am so sorry, I still haven't posted the water soluble oils to you!!! I PROMISE I will do that ASAP! They have your name written all over them! But, it is for a good reason which I will explain at a later date. I've had lots to do in a very short space of time!
    Now - about your painting. Well, surely you don't even need me to say it do you? It is perfection! the expression, the colours in her skin, the brush strokes... She is a beautiful child :0) My doctor used to give me smarties every time I visited - Once I pretended I had a tummy ache, just so I could get some! Luckily, my Mum saw through that! I am also a deep thinker too. Always have been. My mind is forever wandering! :0)

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  20. I love how you are so bold with your compositions, beautiful bright colors and decisive strokes! Not hard to see that the girl could be you ;)

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Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment they really do mean so much to me! Because not all bloggers have their email enabled so I can reply directly through email I will try to reply here in the comments. If I don't please forgive me, life must have been hectic that day! :)) Huzzah!!

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