Thursday, April 17, 2014

growing up

“They keep coming up new all the time - 
things to perplex you, you know.
 
You settle one question 
and there's another right after. 
There are so many things 
to be thought over and decided
 when you're beginning to grow up.
It keeps me busy all the time 
thinking them over 
and deciding what's right. 
 It's a serious thing to grow up, isn't it, Marilla?” 

― L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables

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29 comments:

  1. AMAZING watercolor, Minnemie!!!

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  2. Loving your beautiful Marilla and so gorgeously painted. Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Oh my gosh oh my gosh! Progress pics! Holy fantastic, such a stunning and vibrant portrait! As for the quote, I'm personally well past the growing up stage, but there is no shortage of questions still. :)

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  4. This is truly amazing, and believe it's my favorite of all your paintings thus far. Her little expression is so cute. Blessings!

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  5. Wow this is an absolutely beautiful piece.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  6. Gorgeous beyond words!!....

    Hugs Giggles

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  7. What an amazing painting. So beautiful and expressive. I simply love it!
    Happy PPF.

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  8. So wonderful, that expression says it all. You are truly very talented.

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  9. Welcome back, I've missed your beautiful art. This is a gorgeous portrait of a super cute wee girl. I love seeing the progress shots as well.

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  10. what a touching girl
    great job!

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  11. Beautiful work, you are very talented. Thanks for sharing the progress pictures:)

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  12. Gosh, I think you should change your blog name, there is nothing crippled about your pencil! This little girl is so full of emotion! Just gorgeous watercolour technique here! Anne of Green Gables is one of my all time favourite books. Anne is so right about growing up and decision making! It was wonderful to see the progress!

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  13. You have captured the most perfect expression in this piece! I love that little face! There's so much going on behind those eyes and in that head.

    Your rendering of lights and shadows is masterful. Love the progress pics.

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  14. I couldn't get around to everyone this week - but I wanted to visit some internet friends. Oh - Minnemie - this is so wonderful. God has given you a fabulous artistic gift! Have a blessed Easter

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  15. Beautiful, sensitive work. Absolutely wonderful!!!!

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  16. I love the fluidity of your work! Beautiful painting with so much life! Happy PPF!

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  17. Beautiful as ever, M. It would be a tragedy if you stopped painting - so promise you won't - ever. xo - M.

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  18. I am always so moved by your work. I love this -- expressive and beautiful. I love how it captures the frustration of growing up -- it is a serious thing!

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  19. Very pretty! I especially love her hair. So much texture :)

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  20. Amazing! love to see the progression pics, and those words go so well with the painting. Beautiful work!

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  21. Beautiful watercolor painting!! Love that look on her face and that you included progression shots

    http://www.artworkbyjm.com/

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  22. i learned so much from looking at your progress photos. i paint in acrylics and have been afraid of watercolor but i see that you can paint in layers, gradually adding more and more color. such a lovely painting. thank you for sharing today.

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  23. Great image, growing up is hard. Thanks for sharing the pictures of the work in progress, I'm always interested in how people get from the blank page to the finished painting.

    Darla

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  24. Such a beautiful post and how true. I love the picture and thanks so much for showing the stages. I'm so lost with water colour and it really helps to see how a pro does it.
    Have a great weekend.
    Von

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  25. Incredible post Minnemie. It was fantastic to see your painting come to life. Now I'd like to know more about her.
    I've got so much to learn when it comes to using water colours.
    It's also lovely to see you painting once more...I've missed you.
    Now if you can manage to paint then I know I must find some time too. I have no excuse.
    Thank you for the inspiration...I needed it ;D
    xoxo

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  26. Is there any way to make you post more? :P
    I hope you are having some nice summer days. On the other hand, I'm not sure I know what country you live in!

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