Monday, 11 February 2008

Hidden talent

I have always knows that my wife had artistic skill. Over the years she has made some superb birthday cakes for the kids and she has also done some rather impressive doodles.

While she has been trying to take it easy folowing her operation, she decided to have a go at painting with water colours. She has got a really nice set that was her mom's, her mom having been a very good artist.

So, after reading a book about water colour techniques, my wife set up herself up to have a go.

The first attempt was better than I could have done.

True to character, my wife then decided to totally ignore everything in the book she had just read and decided to do it how SHE thought it should be done.



I must admit that I was very impressed by this - the photo is not as good as it could be, but I hope it gives an idea of what she did. Wish I had that sort of talent!

17 comments:

Ali said...

She did that after being off for a couple of WEEKS?!?! While she was recuping from surgery!?!?! And hadn't done it before?!?!?

Holy moley! Your wife is one talented lady!

I'm totally blown away - nice job Clare!

Chris said...

That is one of the coolest pictures I've ever seen!

It looks like one of those paintings that sell for huge amounts of money on E-bay.
Maybe you can get her to paint more, and then you can be a full time stay at home dad!

amazingbrenda said...

Wow, that's an amazing painting. She sure has talent!!!

mr zig said...

holy crap! - That is what I call impressive!

Jen said...

I wish I could paint and/or water color too! It's the only medium I cannot work with. But your wife on the otherhand. . . . ! Fantastic work! I can't believe she's never done watercolor before. It is a hard medium to master.

Very nice! Very amazing!

kenady said...

WOW! She rocks!

Terri said...

This is her FIRST attempt???? The photo doesn't do it justice???? Your wife is one amazingly talented artist! That is incredible! WOW!

Kiki said...

Wow!!! She is something else and she is incredibly talented!! She definitely needs to keep it up!!!

Rock Chef said...

Thanks for that, everyone. It was great to get that sort of reaction!

Joe said...

Very nice!

Rachael Rae Diaries said...

Wow that is amazing! The picture looks excellent! Your wife has some talent! You go girl!

Jahooni said...

Is this for real??????

OMG-I will buy it this instant. How much and when is the next one coming???

i love love love it. beautiful!

AaroN said...

I can't believe that's all water colOR!

(So much for trying to hide your talent.)

mindy said...

I am VERY impressed. Wow. I wish I had talent like that.

mindy said...

Also, I love how proud of her you are. That's so cute. :-)

Rock Chef said...

Thanks every body!

Jahooni - she is working on more right now, if she starts trying to sell them I will let you know!

Mindy - Yes I am very proud of her. Cute? I guess so! :-)

Judy said...

That is great! I am a watercolor artist and that is impressive!