Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Generations - sold

'Generations'
6.5" x 10" watercolor on paper
sold


A few weeks ago me and my mom took my three boys to a historical farm. There were people in authentic clothes, with authentic tools and wagons and animals all over the place. The kids rode ponies, tried old fashioned horehound candy (blegh!), rode a train and panned for gold (their favorite) It was so fun. :)
 
And I do have to add that if I am ever in a situation where panning for gold skills would come in handy I think I could make a killing. Not to brag or anything, but I was pret-ty awesome. ;)
 
My favorite part was, of course, the horses. There were these massive, beautiful draft horses, and this one brand new little foal. He was only a few days old and he was completely darling. I was tempted to carry him home.
 
My mom reached out a hand when he wobbled over to the fence to greet us, and he stood so still just waiting for her touch. He leaned in to her hand and flicked his little wispy tail, then slowly closed his long-lashed eyes. 
 
I loved the contrast of my sweet, and gentle, mother's older hand on this brand new babies velvet soft face. :)
 
How bout a Huzzah for that? Huzzah!

30 comments:

  1. Must have brought a tear to your eyes. Such a beautiful sight. Great painting. Bet you have a great photo too.

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    1. Thanks Carol. :) I got a lot of great shots.

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  2. Huzzah!! I love this painting! It even evokes a tear from me. The very young/the older hand.....sniff! It is beautiful!

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    1. Oh thanks Molly! It made me teary too! :)

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  3. You captured a perfect moment and painted it with perfection...what more can be said?Congrats.

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  4. Oh wow, that's so beautiful! What you wrote and also what you painted. The contrast of the old to the young and how love and care are passed down from on to the other, even among species. I love it!

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  5. This is ADORABLE!!!! How utterly cute! And you have really captured his velvety softness! What a touching painting. Brilliant!! :0)

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    1. Oh thanks Sandra! That fuzzy coat was a bit of a challenge. :)

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  6. Oh yes my dear Crystal, a really loud Huzzah to that and few more while gazing for some time now your gorgeous painting!!! Even if you haven't share with us the story the painting would have given me the feeling of it :)
    Warm regards.

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    1. Thanks so much Konstantina! You are so kind. :)

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  7. Loved the story that goes along with this delightful painting, Crystal.

    Foals are so cute, aren't they? I can definitely tell he's a draft foal in your painting, too :).

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    1. Thanks so much Sonya. :) I adore foals! I have always wanted to raise one, maybe one day.

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  8. Crystal, I love the story, title and the painting. Brilliant!!! Lots of HUZZAHS for this one! :)

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  9. Your eyes are to die for! Huzzah!!

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  10. How awesome! I love draft horses, they seem almost prehistoric to me--they're so huge! And this artwork is breathtaking! You captured the sweet moment perfectly!

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  11. You get such nice glow in your paintings use the shining through effect to perfection. Another stunning painting.

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    1. Thank you Roger. :) I keep trying to perfect a glow, sometimes I get close. :)

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  12. Love the contrast older/younger. Fantastic picture, Guvvna! The light and glow: trade mark CC! Huzzah for the Shire horses,as we call them... not hobbit though!

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    1. Thank you Guvnah!! ;) Too bad Shires don't really come from the Shire huh? But maybe then they wouldn't be so large, they would be hobbit size shires. :)

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  13. I am only guessing that huzzah is a good thing - since I don't know anyone who huzzah's! :D But you are a MASTER at 'the glow' (ok, I'll take your word that you are also a master at panning for gold, in which case, girl - get OUT there and do it!). And the tender moment. Wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks so much Kelley. :))) That means a lot to me! I need to find a good gold claim first! LOL. Savin up for it! :)

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  14. Lovely post and gorgeous watercolour! xx

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  15. A fragile moment captured with your brush, beautiful work. You got skills girl, never knew they included panning for gold though! Sounds like a great day

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  16. WOW! such a beautiful post, Crystal! and this painting is gorgeous...just knowing that its your moms hand makes it even more special!!! LOVE IT.!!!

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  17. I love the contrast, Crystal! Such a beautiful painting with so much emotion evoked!!

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  18. Hello Crystal:) How beautiful. The "old" and the new together. So sweet. Beautiful painting!

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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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