Friday, June 19, 2009

Drifting - IF entry #8





When I was a little kid in the 'burbs, I would hang out with my brothers and play in the gutter, yes, the gutter. It was quite fun to spend the lazy days of summer that way - watching the sticks and bugs drift away....

I thought this would also be a nice piece for all of the fathers out there - Happy Father's Day!!!

24 comments:

  1. i really, really love your loose style. i feel like too refined always loses the life of the drawing - your piece has so much life! very nice. :)

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  2. This is very lovely and charming!

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  3. Oh yes--I spent a good part of my childhood doing exactly the same thing--and my kids did too. This is a wonderful, charming picture.

    And in answer to your question, of course I'll take my sketchbook with me.

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  4. Just love your watercolor! Nice Father's Day artwork!

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  5. thanks for the father's day wish and for delighting us with this wonderful, adorable piece! Love your soft textured style.

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  6. I like your looser watercolors - especially the grass in this one.

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  7. Really nice! Super cute
    I did it too. My kids would like to play the same way - but the run off is dry ten minutes after a rain... No time to get out there!
    Thanks for the little window into quiet fun!

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  8. I remember those days! You captured it perfectly and I can tell you had a darn good time doing it :) just wonderful!

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  9. Shirley thanks so much for dropping by. What great illustrations for IF and fathers's day. Double duty you might say. I just love your character. He is just so very cute.

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  10. Hi Shirley!this is so sweet and cute!I love the little boy very much!and the coloring is also so cool.Thank you for visiting and your sweet comment on mine dear :)
    p/n:I couldn't put the URL of my website here,its because of your setting.so its my old blog add. :)

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  11. Just followed a link from a link...I LOVE your sweet work! It took me 50 years to call myself 'artistic' because I don't draw or paint. :-( I so envy those of you who do. Keep up the great work.

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  12. I loved doing this too! What a wonderful illustration!

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  13. This is so adorable! Love the Dad's expression as he watches. Great illustration.

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  15. Aw, this is so cute! The watercolor gives such a naive feel to the picture, I love it. Sweet!

    Ah, sorry about deleting the first one, I can't seem to sign in on whatever's available here... so here's my website, though you already took a peek. ;) www.karinejette.com

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  16. What a sweet illustration! I love the little boy's expression; it sure seems like he's enjoying himself. The composition is great too! And thanks for the comments on my blog. I appreciate it :-)

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  17. Thanks Shirley, for your kind comment on my blog. I am thrilled when I get comments like yours. I really like your watercolors, and this piece in particular. I'll be looking for your next IF!

    Mike Loveland

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  18. Hey...I did that too. We once found some oysters someone had thrown out. We opened everyone of them to find a pearl. No pearl. Love the watercolor illustration. Wonderful.

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  19. really sweet, i love the fresh watercolor wash!

    ps: the one above was me, i forgot to sign out from my sister's account..

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  20. So cute! What a sweet little boy and dog!

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  21. I like your new blog banner! Especially the "I love comments" part!

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