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Is This Good Painting For A 7 Year Old?!  
User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2776 times:

My home overlooks the sea, and today it was a wild windy and stormy day.

My Daughter, 7, asked where her paints were. I dug them out and she started to paint sat at the table looking out to sea, with me not paying much attention. She then called me over a hour later and showed me her work!! This was all done from scratch on a blank piece of paper!

Verdicts please!!!



(I know everyone thinks their Children are the best, but I was quite impressed!!).

[Edited 2008-09-02 14:03:23]


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User currently offlineTUSaadvantage From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2758 times:

That is pretty impressive. The clouds really look stormy and there's a lot of movement. Keep your daughter painting!

User currently offlineAgill From Sweden, joined Feb 2004, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2755 times:

That thing looks like a kid made it  Wink

To be serious I think it's very well done. Shes good at painting.


User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

You know, it's sort of a matter of if the color patters were intentional or accidental. Did the paint just fall that way and run and do the different colors, or did she intentionally take the time to make it that way.

I'm thinking it was probably at 20 min painting at the most...but still very good.

What I find interesting about it is the red. It may or may not say something about her personality, but red is a very interesting choice of color in this particular panting. And the red shapes are more interesting as well.

UAL


User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

I spent a while chatting to her about it as I was intrigued myself. The red are the sails as she saw two Yachts side by side, both with red sails, not 5 as per the picture! The white splashes are exactly that, white splashes from the waves (and there is white paint on the floor so I will grill her about that later!) and the colours are what she saw and even spent time mixing paints to get a near match. That is what threw me!

What concerns me is I'm about as artistic as a disabled Gorilla, and her Mother isn't too far behind, so where she gets it from I don't know!



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From India, joined Aug 2004, 5793 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2718 times:



Quoting TUSaadvantage (Reply 1):
The clouds really look stormy and there's a lot of movement.

Yes. There's a certain fury in the sky and sea to the right which really lifts it. Her choice of colours are great, and it's nice the way the sails are to one side, not centred, which would be the obvious thing for a child to do.

Given that one's talents can appear at an early age, I'd say this girl has a great future ahead of her, in either painting, design or photography. Or maybe all three.  Smile


User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2709 times:



Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 5):
Given that one's talents can appear at an early age, I'd say this girl has a great future ahead of her, in either painting, design or photography. Or maybe all three.  

As long as it pays so she can look after her Dad in his old age!



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User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2708 times:



Quoting Cumulus (Reply 4):
What concerns me is I'm about as artistic as a disabled Gorilla, and her Mother isn't too far behind, so where she gets it from I don't know!

Neither of my parents are artistically talented in any fashion, but I can draw extremely well, mostly technical stuff, but I've studied classical piano since age 5 and play most advanced literature at the moment. So, it's not always about the parents. Sorry to say...  Smile

UAL


User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2689 times:



Quoting Ual747 (Reply 7):
Neither of my parents are artistically talented in any fashion, but I can draw extremely well, mostly technical stuff, but I've studied classical piano since age 5 and play most advanced literature at the moment. So, it's not always about the parents. Sorry to say...  

UAL

Thank God for that! Hopefully she won't have any desire to get a shi*t job flying a King Air for a Pharmacutical company ferrying Execs about who are full of their own self importance and spending hours on the ground a LBA staring into the middle distance waiting for them to turn up!



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User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2686 times:

Blimey, she's 7??? I've seen a LOT worse on sale for HUGE amounts of money!! I'd buy it!

I think you may have a talent there that you might want to nurture...



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User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2684 times:



Quoting BAViscount (Reply 9):
Blimey, she's 7??? I've seen a LOT worse on sale for HUGE amounts of money!! I'd buy it!

Paypal me fifty quid and it's in the post!!



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User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2671 times:



Quoting Cumulus (Reply 10):
Paypal me fifty quid and it's in the post!!

LOL, don't push yer luck fella!! Big grin Do you take Luncheon Vouchers?!



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User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2664 times:



Quoting BAViscount (Reply 11):
Do you take Luncheon Vouchers?!

Deal!!!



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User currently offlineLHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2662 times:



Quoting BAViscount (Reply 9):
I think you may have a talent there that you might want to nurture...

I concur. The earlier you nurture it, the more it will mature.

I like the fact that the water is not perfectly straight. I know it was a rough day out on the water, but normally a kid would just paint the water as straight as he/she could or make it kinda zig-zag like. They look realistic.


User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2659 times:



Quoting Cumulus (Reply 12):
Deal!!!

OK, I'l starve for a few days, but I'm expecting a frame too! Big grin



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User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2653 times:

You do know that the luncheon vouchers go to your daughter, unless you are one of those child star parents that takes all their income and then sues them for it, then your child ends up divorcing you as parents, are you?

HAHA.


User currently offlineIhadapheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2639 times:

That is pretty dang good for a 7 year old, her work is a bit better than my 7 year old daughter can produce so I am impressed.

IHAP

BTW how did she get MCOflyer's boats in there??  faint 



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User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2631 times:

Quoting Ual747 (Reply 15):
You do know that the luncheon vouchers go to your daughter

I suspect he may end up depriving her of her entitlement of pie, chips and beans and will force her to churn out similar masterpieces for sale to the British touring public. We've got your number Mr. Cumulus!! 

[Edited 2008-09-02 15:26:02]


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User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2622 times:



Quoting LHboyatDTW (Reply 13):
The earlier you nurture it, the more it will mature.

Nurture, absolutely.....but don't push it. You may end up pushing her away from what appears to be a natural talent for grasping and painting the emotion in her work. Always give her an option....

But that painting is fabulous for a 7-year old!



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2603 times:

Impressive painting there, Cumulus! Keep her painting. Little girls love to do art work, my niece loves to do the same.


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User currently offlineWESTERN737800 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 693 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2542 times:

Its a great painting. I wish I could paint or draw. About all I can do is trace something to draw something.


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User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2512 times:

Any self respecting fridge would be proud to display that piece of art...  thumbsup 


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User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2442 times:



Quoting Don81603 (Reply 21):
Any self respecting fridge would be proud to display that piece of art...   

Funny you should say that...........(ahem!).



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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6840 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2435 times:



Quoting Cumulus (Reply 4):
not 5 as per the picture

It's a time lapse painting. They kept moving every time she looked at the sea, so she had to paint new ones.

Good picture though.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20241 posts, RR: 59
Reply 24, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2434 times:



Quoting Don81603 (Reply 21):
Any self respecting fridge would be proud to display that piece of art...   



Quoting Don81603 (Reply 21):
Funny you should say that...........(ahem!).

No. Frame it. Carefully. And put it in a box in a very safe and very out-of-the-way place. And remember it. Leave a note in it in case you aren't around to give it to her in person.

And on the day she moves out of the home, give it to her as a reminder of her childhood.


25 Cumulus : That's a lovely idea!!!
26 Myt332 : I think she'd prefer a cheque to be honest. If I were you I'd get some overtime in on that King Air!
27 Cumulus : I don't give a toss what she'd prefer, she's getting that picture as suggested!! I'm a single Dad and after the amount I will have spent on bringing
28 Kunoichi : As an artist (*cough* at least, I like to think that what I draw and paint is art- I AM a former art student though ), I'd say that it's definitely im
29 TylerDurden : What's with the sentimental drivel? It's just a freaking water color picture. Write yourself a note to remember that. Keep it in very safe and a very
30 Cumulus :
31 Post contains images Kunoichi : Oi, didn't get your morning coffee yet?   Come on! It's a great picture for a 7 year old! Many adults aren't able to mix watercolors to get fitting
32 MIAMIx707 : The Red Hot Chilli Peppers on tour? j/k aside, that kid is very visually inclined, the realism of the composition especially the representation of the
33 TylerDurden : Nothing like that...there is just nothing so transparent as cheap sentimentality... Kids tend to make a mess when painting...thought that was pretty
34 MIAMIx707 : It's not. I painted a lot when I was a kid and never painted walls of furniture. Your comment is still random & oddball when you should be congratula
35 TylerDurden : Don't care about your opinion on my comments. Cumulus already mentioned she got paint on the floor. Yes, yes...I'm sure you never made a mess while p
36 Kunoichi : Guess you don't care that much for kids - which is fine, of course - but... then, what are you doing in a thread that's (obviously just by looking at
37 Cumulus : Wooden floor, a must for any Parent!!!
38 TylerDurden : We had a spare room for 'art' projects......called the garage! I think they could just hose it down.
39 AGM100 : It is beautiful , she has it . ! I have a daughter who has the same type of eye for color mixing and like your daughter has made beautiful paintings s
40 UltimateDelta : I really like it, primarily because of the sky. I was pretty artistic at that age, but I don't think I ever did anything like that!
41 Kmh1956 : Jeez...cynical much? I found that with my daughter (a dancer) that as long as she had the choice to continue to take dance classes she was more commi
42 Cumulus : This is so true, she used to go to Ballet and her Mum pushed it and she ended up hating it. I have always tried to keep everything balanced and make
43 UAL757 : HAHAHAH Very nice! Also thats a very nice painting!!
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