Thursday, January 8, 2009

Portrait of Aiden and Amelia


Two of my very best and oldest friends, Tom and Carol, were blessed with a new granddaughter this year. Little Amelia was born on big brother Aiden's Birthday, what a special Birthday gift! One of my goals for this portrait was to capture that proud big brother smile that Aiden had for his little sister. Tom surprised Carol with this portrait for Christmas. I hope they will always enjoy this very important "moment in time".


12x16
Rhonda Hartis Smith © 2009


13 comments:

Deborah said...

I can see the pride in his eyes, Rhonda! What a family treasure this will be for your friends!

Hugs,
Cousin Deborah

Rhonda said...

Thanks Deborah, glad you are feeling better--I missed you and your wonderful comments! I'll try to get organized and dig up some family pictures to post.

Suzanne said...

Oh Rhonda, I was so speechless when I saw this, I know I say your paintings are all beautiful and hope you never get sick of it, but this is beautiful. Awesome.

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
A picture means so much more than words!
In this case your wonderful painting!
You definately have capture how proud the little boy is... You can see it, in his beautiful eyes!
Hope you keep doing what you do best, through this year!
Which is making a lot of people truly happy, with your wonderful paintings!
Love,

Debbie Moss

GMG said...

Hi Rhonda! New Year, Old Troubles... No, I’m not talking about the frosty weather, just the office... Another hectic week! ;)
Much better to land here and enjoy your beautiful paintings! Great work!
Thanks for your comments at Blogtrotter, now with new posts on Delhi! Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Brenda said...

Such a heartwarming painting, Rhonda. You really captured the pride in Aiden's eyes.

Paz said...

What a wonderful painting! I think you got the big brother's smile just right. I can see the happiness and pride in his face. Wonderful job!

Paz

Bill Guffey said...

Nice one Rhonda. I'm sure the mother loves it.

Rhonda said...

Thanks Suzanne, I wanted this one to be special--stress!!!!!

Debbie, thanks a lot, I hope I make people happy and do enjoy the challenge.

Hi Trotter, thanks for stopping by for a visit and hope next week is a little calmer for you. I'll have to "escape" to an exotic place on your site.

Hi Brenda, Aiden does have gorgeous brown eyes and such a sweet smile--thanks so much for your comment.

Paz, Glad you like the painting, and thanks for your comment also.

Hi Bill, I know the Grandmother loves it, she emailed me and said it's my best yet (she might be biased).

Paula Villanova said...

A special moment and special gift! They must be thrilled with your portrait. Big brother is clearly so proud of his new sister! Very touching and nicely done.

Rhonda said...

Thanks so much Paula, they were very happy with it.

Happy Painting. . .
Rhonda

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a wonderful gift this was for your friend's husband to surprise her with! How fun to have both their children share the same birthday!

Rhonda said...

It is a great birthday gift. My sons were due one day apart but their birthdays are 10 days apart.