Friday, April 19, 2013

Paint Party Friday....a Custom Watercolour Commission...Class is Dismissed....







Hi Everyone....I have no idea where the week went....it flew by....This week was full of surprises....we enjoyed some warmer days and went hiking and we just bought some new bikes so we can also start some Mountain Biking and riding on the new trails by our home....the weather makes you long to be outdoors....so I am up for anything these days.... We even played some soccer yesterday...it was 77 degrees out!! I even had to turn the a/c on in my car....(but don't tell my husband ...he will think I have gone mad....) Had a scarf on one day and then was way too hot the next day....typical.....lol.....

Anyways...back to the reason for this post...... Paint Party Friday.......I had the pleasure of working on a special commission for a client this week....her son attended kindergarten class with a special teacher ....about 25 years ago...and she is retiring in May......so they asked me to create a custom watercolour of her classroom!! what a fun time I had working on this cute classroom!!!  I feel truly blessed to be able to create everyday....

I hope this painting is a huge hit with the special Teacher who is getting it as a gift....

What have you been up to this past week? I hope you had a wonderful time ......

Happy Friday and Happy Creating Everyone....



29 comments:

Giggles said...

What an amazing surprise that will be!! Gorgeous....a thrilling gift... Such a good job you did too!!

Hugs Giggles

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Sooo wonderful artwork here, Diana.
Happy PPF and have a nice weekend

Lynn Cohen said...

Oh my GOD you had to have gone into the classroom to do this! It is spectacular! My cousin retired recently after teaching 30 years of kindergarten! She would LOVE your rendition of her/ any teachers room! De--- light---full!

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

What a fantastic commission to have! You have done a wonderful job in painting her classroom and the title is perfect for the occasion

Dianne said...

What a sweet gift this will be...you've captured the spirit of creative play and learning! happy PPF!

Deanna said...

Diana this is just amazing! All the detail you were able to get in there yet not have it look like it's been over done. Love it!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wow.. adorable colors and so much to see... I love this illustrations!

happy PPF!
wonderful ARTWORK DIANA!

Gloria in CA said...

Oh wow, what a classroom. Who wouldn't want to attend class in a room like that. Great job Diana. You rock! Happy PPF!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

What a fabulous Teacher gift and thanks for all those close ups so we could see the details...xx

denthe said...

Oh this is so cute! love all the details and the pink dog :-)

Ilona Heimböckel said...

What a wonderful idea to give the teacher! And you created a wonderful piece for her :-)
Yes spring has come here also, and leaves are starting to come out and the first flowers too!

Happy PPF!

Ilona

Anne Manda said...

Beautiful, cheerful rendering of the classroom! She is going to miss it everytime she looks at your wonderful painting! :)

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

That is one lucky teacher. I would want to be in school in that happy classroom. She will be so thrilled to receive this. Happy PPF. xox

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Dear Diana,
it is a wonderful and colorful classroom. So many Details!
Happy PPF and hugs
Erika

ann @ studiohyde said...

What a great painting as a retirement gift for this teacher. It so sums up a classroom.

Susan said...

Oh wow, these are wonderful! What a lovely gift!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

My friend was a K teacher for 30 years she loved art and she would of loved this as a gift also but unfortunately she died from Pancrea cancer. The good news her daughter is in teachers college perusing her Moms love of being a teacher. I miss Lynne her Mom so much and her daughter I babysat when Lynne took extra classes for Special need children. Enjoy the days as you never know what To-morrow brings.
Your work is lovely, cheerful and excellent always. Have a nice day.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I really like this. There is so much going on. Beautiful.
If you left me a comment I thank you. Google+1 dropped all my comments.
Nicole/Beadwright

Marji said...

What a great way to celebrate a special person. I love how you captured her classroom. it will be a very special way for her to remember her years as a teacher. Well done.

Melanie said...

This is so beautyful. There is so much to see at your painting.
Liefs, Melanie

Linda said...

wow Diana-there are so many FINE details in this illustration!!! I bet this will bring tears to that teacher's eyes. Happy PPF!

Cat Beringer said...

what an awesome gift! you captured so much! looks like a busy classroom.

Dianne said...

As a former school teacher I can really appreciate this--all the loving detail that went into painting it.

I know the retiring teacher will love it.

Happy PPF!

bellefrogworks said...

What a wonderful surprise for a special woman - there is no way she won't love it. It is sweet and whimsical. I hope whenever she looks at it she will remember all the little lives she has touched. HPPF

Ayala Art said...

The teacher is going to LOVE it! ♥

JoyCorcoran said...

What a bright and beautiful painting. I'm so glad you shared it with us and I know the recipient will love it! It brings back fond memories.

Annabelle said...

So whimsical , vibrant and warm...a perfect place and space for learning! She will no doubt treasure this work!

Kristin said...

Oh Diana!
This is just brilliant! xoxo

Maria said...

so sweeet! Your drawings put a smile on my face! Lovely!

 
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