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Learning to Fly

by Shideler , September 19, 2010—12:00 AM

Topics: Helen Shideler, child, children, garden, painting, swinging

This is a painting long in the making - I started it forever ago and just finished it this week. I had Noah painted on the swing - painted some of the grass - and finally went in for the face. Normally I would have started with his little face - and if that didn't work out for some reason - well, I would either start over or move on. This is a painting of the little boy next door - and he is adorable. I showed the painting to his Grandmother and she turned all red and welled up - you know you have captured the essence of the person when you get a reaction that profound! The painting will be hers!



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