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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Happy Birthday little bruv!



Doing what he loves
© Sharon Whitley

It was my little brother's 40th birthday at the weekend - so actually not so little any more! - but to me he'll always be my 'little' brother - even though he towers above me.  He's as mad on mountain biking as I am on hiking and art so as a birthday card I painted this watercolour of him on his mountain bike.  It was a bit rushed and even though the legs are not right and the wheel is a bit wobbly I quite like it overall - and it certainly made a change from birds!   Not done any more on the barn owl, will hopefully have time to work on it tomorrow, hope you're all having a great day!

14 comments:

  1. It looks really good, Sharon! There's movement and excitement. Its great that you took the challenge with a subject so different from what you've been painting lately. Happy birthday to your brother!

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  2. What a great piece! Very exciting and so much personality. Nicely done, Sharon. I'm sure he will love it!

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  3. Fab personal card! I bet he loved it :) xx

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  4. A wonderful gift, Sharon! Those white details of the lettering and in the wheel are great work!

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  5. Love the feeling of speed, a challenge of love. I like to do personal cards like this, people seem to love them (or so they say). He will be well chuffed.

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  6. Me gusta mucho y realmente has plasmado la sensación de velocidad. Ciao

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  7. New subject, new success. If I was your 'little bruv' I'd be well pleased to get this as a birthday card Sharon.

    My spell check just suggested changing BRUV to BRUNO....my little BRUV BRUNO!!!!

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  8. He must be delighted with this. You can feel the movement.

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  9. Happy birthday Sharons little bruv. What a great drawing, cheers.

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  10. Looks great. You captured the ride very well.

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  11. Lots of action and movement in this one and the legs and wobbly wheel don't in any way detract from the painting. In fact, we wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't pointed it out. Fabulous 'card'.

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  12. You certainly got the energy and concentration right, I think you did an awesome job ! Congrats on your 'little' brother.

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  13. Thank you everyone very much for your comments and apolgies for being very remiss at replying to all your comments individually but I do appreciate every one of them xx

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