Monday, August 2, 2010

My Little O’Keefe Revealed

Before I proceed with the filming posts, I know I'm overdue posting Bo's last painting. I showed you her hands while she was working on it in this post My Own O'Keefe back in May. Sorry to be ridiculously late getting the finished product up.

It’s hard to picture the size dimensions here but the painting is 3ft x 4ft. She has the side edges to finish, unless she decides to frame it, and she’s not sure yet so she’s punting. And maybe it's because there was the screenplay to write for the film and her other duties on set. Finishing the edges of her painting so I could post it here hasn’t moved to the top of her priority list. Consequently, I’m going ahead and putting it up in all its edgeless glory.

But I LOVE it. It makes me happy every time I look at it. She had taken a picture of an iris (she also loves photography) and then brought the colors up and out on the computer. She liked the photo so much it inspired her to try and paint what she saw. The orange that appears in the center of the painting (which in its own way seems random) was absolutely present and exquisite in the photo, too.

Yep. Love my girl.

But she leaves me to go to the dorms in a few weeks. College is starting again. And she doesn’t even try and ACT sad. In fact, she reeks of happiness and exudes an effusively ebullient demeanor (I have now satisfied my big word quota of the month). She did casually add while we were out shopping on my birthday, “I’ll probably miss you guys.” Probably? That actually made me laugh right out loud. “Come on now, Ms. Bo, don’t go gettin' all sentimental and SAPPY on me. A mother can only take so much gushing.” That’s okay. I was nineteen once, I'm pretty sure. I know you’ll come home. I’m holding your painting hostage. Yeah, you'll miss THAT.

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39 comments:

  1. awwww they are beautiful...... Dont worry she,ll miss you.. I remeber telling y mom the same thing

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  2. This is gorgeous!! She is very talented!!

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  3. what a glorious capture she made in that painting...her ability shows up in this, for sure.
    i have a friend who paints and i'm hoping to sit and watch her soon...
    i work in charcoal and this use of color AMAZES me; her blending i find fascinating...thx for sharing.
    i also have a daughter leaving for her first year in college...so far, i'm the only one who has cried (that i know of)...now i'm wondering what i can take hostage so she'll be enticed to come back ;)

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  4. oh those are fabulous and would not be leaving my house any time soon even if she did act sad about leaving... the color is vibrant and pretty and the details make it look like it could be a photo. Well done Bo :)

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  5. I LOVE the painting! And it's for sure she will miss you, it's inevitable. Great job using up all those big words, Robynn. I am quite impressed!!

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  6. I know, can you believe the nerve of our girls already going back to school so soon? I told Erin she was grounded and couldn't go back just yet.

    This summer had gone by way too fast!

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  7. Yes, she will "probably" miss you. Her painting is absolutely beautiful, the colors are vibrant.

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  8. Absolutely Beautiful! Such talent.
    I know we're not all a perfect substitute for your Bo, but when she's gone again, we'll try.

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  9. Very nice indeed! I don't know why when I read your comment on PW's site about the Iris I thought your daughter painted an eyeball! LOL

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  10. It's a very pretty painting.

    I'm delighted to report that my nursing school daughter scheduled all of her classes and clinical training Monday through Thursday, and promises she'll come home some weekends, including book sale weekends and her little brother's birthday weekend.

    Like I said, we'll cry together come the end of August, OK?

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  11. LOve it, gorgeous! She'll be back! It will be alright Mom!!

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  12. Oh. Wow. If I had money to spend on art, I would so pay a rediculous sum of money for this. It is BEAUTIFUL!!!! :-) LOVE IT BO!! :-)

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  13. Natalee: Thanks for the word from someone who can still remember BEING that age! :)

    Eva: Thank you!

    Willow: With all your experience with the arts of every kind, your words will SERIOUSLY encourage Bo!

    Skoots: So appreciated! Can't wait to show her all the remarks. She is not one to EVER put herself out there.

    Vicky: :) You are so sweet. I think it looks so much like the photo that it's freaky. In a good way! lol

    DJan: Thanks for the kind words and my brain is tired after the effort. :)

    Jyl: OMGOSH. Completely!

    Technobabe: I'm not holding my breath for a few months. But they need the away time, don't they? And thank you!

    Kim: Your friendship and love and sweetness ALWAYS bring me comfort!

    Mrs. O: Made me laugh!!!

    Marjie: You KNOW you're on. :)

    Becky: THANK YOU!!

    Naomi: Your comment will THRILL her. :) I feel that way but then, I'm the mama!

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  14. Robynn,

    My college Jr. says, "Two weeks, 5 days, blah-blah hours..." Sick. It's too bad I remember how much I looked forward to getting back to college life. :)

    Gorgeous painting! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I had been waiting for you to post this picture...it is beeeeuteful!

    I'm so jealous of bo going to college, I miss it lots! even after7 years :)

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  16. The colors are so vivbrant and beautiful mixed and shaded. I have always envied those who can paint such a photographic picture. Beauty at work.

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  17. Wow - that iris is stunning. Such vibrant colours and movement! Fabulous.

    Hope you had a great birthday with all that sappiness from Bo! ;-)

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  18. what a talented daughter Robynn! It's a beautiful painting :)
    don't worry about the lack of sappiness, I'm the same lol. Got emotional coming home this last time though lol

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  19. Oh wow. You have every right to be proud of her, she's so talented! That painting is stunning!

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  20. WOW!!! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  21. It's beautiful!! She's very talented!

    "I'll probably miss you guys." : )

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  22. Ooooooh. Love it. And that orange... GORGEOUS.
    Course she'll miss you... she just doesn't realise how much yet. Ho hum. Oh, to be nineteen again! xxx

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  23. Robynn...I know that she doesn't have to be told that she has talent but... "She has talent."
    :))
    The colors are so vivid... I know that she is extremely proud of this painting....that you are too...and extremely proud of her!!

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  24. Absolutely beautiful. I have a friend named Iris and she would go ga ga over this painting. Thanks for posting.

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  25. Absolutely beautiful. I have a friend named Iris and she would go ga ga over this painting. Thanks for posting.

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  26. Robynn... She is AMAZINGLY talented! It's gorgeous!

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  27. these are delicate and fun to look at.

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  28. Holy moly - she is talented! I would love to have one of those hanging in my den.

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  29. I remember when my first two left for good! One more down and I'm FREEEEEE!!!!!!!!
    Well we miss them but there is life after kids right?
    The painting was very nice, and the colors were beautiful!
    Love Di ♥

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  30. WOW! so gorgeous! i am so impressed at her talent!

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  31. That is simply gorgeous! It would actually look perfect on my wall. What a talent!

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  32. What a beautiful painting! It makes me happy just to look at it. :-)

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  33. That girl is AMAZING and we all know it!! She has talent coming out her ears!! I should sit closer to her in case some spills out, maybe I could have a vile handy! It no surprise though considering who her parents are!!! Blessed indeed!

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