Friday, July 13, 2012

A surprise birthday gift

8 by 10 watercolor on paper © Maria
8 by 10 watercolor on paper framed to 11 by 14 © Maria


A friend of my daughter's, they show horses together, asked me to paint this horse for her mom's birthday, as a surprise.   She sent me the photos, well in advance, and we planned the timing and the delivery without mom finding out.  I was so touched by the effort and thoughtfulness of this young girl to go to such a big effort for her mom.  Bottom photo was sent to me after she received it and framed it.  This was such a fun project to work on.





3 comments:

  1. Her mom must love this thoughtful and lovely gift. The color and depth works so well and draws the viewer to it.

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    1. Thanks Mary. It is always a challenge when you paint for someone else, want it turn out as they hope it will!

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  2. Maria, her mom will love it. You have caught such a wonderful expression in the horse's eye.

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