Monday, February 1, 2010

Brownies

I was visiting my Facebook page when I came upon some photos my friend had posted. I worked with her [dispatcher] and her husband [sergeant] at the same department for many years. This couple is a rarity because they have been together for many years AND worked at the same place. What a great husband to have a wife tell him what to do at home and at work. They are both retired now and living the good life.

This is based on a photo I saw of her grandson Skyler. I love the intensity of kids when they are in the process of making something yummy.
It probably seems like magic.
This is oil on 6x8 gallery wrapped canvas. (Sold)

23 comments:

Jo Castillo said...

Sweet, Sheila. And a great story.

Ruth said...

One painting and the affect it has on you, while this is completely personal your painting made me think about our lives in Law Enforcement and how we were immersed in other people's tragedies and we spent every working day dealing with the consequence of other peoples bad choices. This is the core of our being and we don’t take these “brownie” moments for granted. Baking with my sweet pea memorialize beautifully and I will cherish it forever!

Ellen said...

Nice story and a sweet painting. I wonder how much of the batter he ate before it got to the pan.

Kathy said...

You caught the adorable concentration of this child so well! Your brush work is lively, and much like Van Gogh with the blue outlines. Nice!!

Manon Doyle said...

I loved the story and the painting!! Your painting is magic!!

suzanneberry said...

A heartwarming story and a great painting. Love it! Thank you so much for your good wishes for Raz. He's home today and we're so glad to have him back with us. Thank you too for your wonderful comments. Your words mean a lot. Hugs!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

What do I love more? The story or the painting?
Both are great.
One thing is missing Sheila: The recipe.

angeltreats said...

I love this one Sheila, you caught the little guy's expression so well :)

Carol Horzempa said...

What a great story, Sheila! I love the expression on the boy's face!

Stephen Parker said...

Hi, Sheila. You are so right about the behavior of young kids. Totally "in the moment" when something interests them. And you captured it here. Very nice.

Celeste Bergin said...

wow, you got so much onto a small canvas. Great job--I liked learning about your friends too.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

No matter what we do in life, its these small moments that mean so much. I wish I would have had the time to capture my kids at such wonderful times. In your painting, it is very obvious that this young guy is totally captivated. It's amazing what a bowl full of brownie batter can do for a young boy's attention...when they are normally so distracted.

AutumnLeaves said...

I love this painting, Sheila. I am not sure why, but there is a simple, getting back to basics feel. Much reminding me of illustrations in kids books of other cultures and family values. Truly amazing colors that just enrich and enhance that feeling for me. I can never wait to see what you do next!

Nina E Jørgensen said...

Great story, I like how you painted the kid and how it seems like there is motion to thr painting.

Cannery Painters said...

You really caught his focus on the batter...
Sweet story and a nice painting Sheila!

Cathyann said...

The vibrations of the blue suit the subject and his intensity and movement. Nicely done, Sheila.

Mark Sheeky said...

You have a great control of colour. That blue glow adds loads of energy to this painting. I want to lick the bowl hee hee :)

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful painting, Shaila, very sweet.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Ooh, you made me laugh. But what's new? Yes that's one great husband. I wish mine would do what I tell him more often. Lovely portrait, Sheila!

Elizabeth Chapman said...

Perfect!!

billspaintingmn said...

The story is as sweet as those brownies!
What a treat! The colors and paint
strokes convey the moment beautifully.
I'm craving a glass of milk :)
Your friends will love this always.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Sheila
Lovely painting as always. Clever use of a limited palette with complimentary colours.
Hope you are ok.
Regards

Dean Grey said...

Sheila!

You did a great job capturing this slice of life. I like the body language and his intense concentration on that brownie mix!

Magic indeed.

-Dean