Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I CAN TIE MY SHOES


10x10 oil on canvas

This is one of the paintings I worked on during my Spring Break vacation a couple of weeks ago. I am, happily,  very busy with pet portrait commissions, but thought I would, selfishly, fit in a little painting for myself. I try to have my camera with me at school so I can capture little moments such as Aaliyah learning how to tie her shoes. I have so much to learn, ugh those hands. So many of you paint such beautiful figures, please keep in mind I am learning, but aren't we all? 

11 comments:

L.Holm said...

You're so right--the learning never stops! This is charming, and near and dear to your heart. It shows. I love her concentration on the laces--that focus kids get when everything else but the task at hand slips away. Kind of like learning, and relearning the lessons of painting! This is lovely, Angela! You've really captured the jut of her head over the knee superbly. Liz

sam said...

Well done Angela, I think you've really captured the scene. I remember those days I used to leave the laces in a knot so I could just slip them on! (actually I still do that...)

Nancy and the fatties said...

This is great Angela, I know you think you cannot paint flowers but my friend, I cannot paint people! And you do such a beautiful job of it. I can't wait to hear about all the new cows you will be meeting soon. ; )
big ole hugs....

Cheryl Anderson said...

Hurray for spring breaks! (I taught for 31 years, so I know) I love this little painting, hands and all. This is a tough pose, and you've done a great job! How many weeks till school is out?

Edward Burton said...

Very sweet painting, Angela.

Sheila said...

One of the classic moments of growing up in any child's life so beautifully captured....hugs!

simoart said...

Hi
This is a beautiful oil painting. You captured a good pose. It reminded me to my son's journey to learn how to tie his shoes. Great work.

Angela Elledge said...

Liz - And imagine if the learning stopped. Thank you so much for your encouragement. I have not had time to respond to your e-mail (my daughter is home for the weekend).

Sam - You and every little boy at my school, now I understand it's a boy thing! Thank you for visiting.

Nancy - Thank you so much, enjoy California; I look forward to hearing about your visit and good luck with the gallery exhibit!

Cheryl - Thank you for visiting and commenting, I think I remember that you taught; I've only been at it for 18 years...wow 31 years! 35 days until summer vacation :)!

Edward - I wish you could see these kiddos in person, not to mention my collection of photos of kids in action. Thank you!

Sheila - You are such an encourager; I don't know how you have time to do all that you do.

Simoart - And don't you remember how proud both of you were when he finally mastered those shoelaces. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Oh, Angela, you should be very proud of this beautiful painting! The palette gives the subject an ageless quality...well done!

Sheila Wedegis said...

Just Beautiful!!!

Angela Elledge said...

Dana - Thank you for noticing those muted colors; I enjoyed working with that palette.

Sheila - Thank you for visiting and thank you so much for following my blog. I worked on several of these over spring break, so more to come.