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Thursday, March 20, 2014

"Third Day at the Park" Gardens & Parks Lynn Cohen


On Monday I hightailed it down to the park again. It was WINDY out. There was no way I was going to be able to paint there, but I did draw with some difficulty,  hair blowing in my eyes. But there were moms and toddlers galore! I was in seventh heaven quickly drawing little tykes as they quickly moved from one spot to the next. The ones on the teeter-totter were the easiest as they at least were sitting still for  a few minutes with the mom holding the baby. I went home to paint it afterwards.

There was a whole gaggle of young moms with little kids, babies, and one obviously very pregnant mom to be. It reminded me of 8-9 years ago, when our twin grandchildren were babies and I went to their home every Friday to enjoy them with their nanny. She and I would bundle them up and pack a lunch and take them to a park. All the nannies met up at the same park. I watched ours crawl around and then take their first steps there. It all stopped when they turned two and went to a private nursery school. But boy, that was an awesome two years. They are going to be ten this September.

Primacolor black 03 pen
Winsor & Newton Watercolors

15 comments:

  1. Lynn, it was a challenge to draw there the quick kids:) Your dawing is so bright and colorful!

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    1. Thanks Sirkka, I was up for the challenge that day! ;-) I'm pleased with the outcome too.

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  2. What a lovely colourful painting Lynn, even though you didn't add the paint en plein air, you really captured the fun of the place. Just for a bit of random info the word tyke originates = a person from York (a town in the North East of England). And we call teeter-totter's = Seesaw's....I know I'm full of useless information, lol :-)

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    1. I love learning the difference in ENGLISH words Ann. So no, not useless at all. It will help me understand better when I land there in the not too distant future! ;-) So keep them coming!!! Glad you enjoyed my painting too.

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  3. I love how you captured their little gestures and attitudes!

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  4. You have to be fast, fast, fast, to sketch kiddies! I am not fast enough. I'm glad you are, though, because the playground seems so much more alive with the kids included.

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  5. It's true! you have to be fast to capture these little tykes in movement and you've done that. Lots of movement going on and great job!

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  6. A festive and lively scene Lynn. It looks like a fun time.

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  7. You are very skilled to be able to capture all the movement of the children in the park. It looks like a quiet corner for the younger children. I think memories of being in the park with our children and grandchildren are among the strongest, and we only have to see a scene like this for the memories to come flooding back.

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    1. Oh Jez yes, it was and yes it does remind me too as I said of so many park memories with my children and grand children.

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  8. this piece has such energy lynn and my eyes just roam around and feeling the playfulness of the kids. and how lovely to hear your own stories. time flies!!!

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