Sunday, February 24, 2008

My Third Painting

Ok, fret not. I promise not to turn this into a painting blog, subjecting you to each painting I do, but this one I felt was especially appropriate.

It was a special request from my younger son, Seamus. He said, “Mama? I want you to paint me a pirate ship.” So how could I refuse a request like that? And really, it’s only appropriate given that our family has a bit of a pirate obsession.

To be completely honest, from the very beginning when I first got my Bob Ross Master Painting kit, I was thinking in the back of my mind about painting a pirate ship. And while my first two paintings were in the “Bob Ross” category, I think it’s safe to say that this one looks nothing like a Bob Ross painting. No happy little trees in this one.

Marshall has been completely encouraging of this new painting hobby of mine, but he worried that a pirate ship was a bit ambitious for a 3rd time painting. (i.e. he didn’t think I could do it) Haven told me straight up, he thought I couldn’t do it. You can imagine the satisfaction at hearing him say this morning, “Wow, Mama, you got that pirate ship exactly right!!!

It may not be a masterpiece, but it’s definitely good enough for a 3 year old. And I’m proud to say Seamus was THRILLED when he woke up this morning and saw that Mama painted him a pirate ship.

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