Wednesday, October 07, 2009

boys will be boys

"boys" -a commission - pve design artwork, watercolor on arches aquarelle paper, 16 x 20,
These boys posed for a "candid" shot and they were less enthralled to be there - I loved working on this one. I got lost in the old adage, "boys will be boys." You can imagine how hard it (was) to get three boys, one lizard, a cat and a dog to pose in harmony. I love the nonchalant attitude of each boy that I was able to capture.

This art will be used for a holiday card. I hope that this will be a nice memory for them as a 4th little bundle of joy is en route to rock the world of boys, and we are hopeful for a girl to add some sugar and spice.

26 comments:

Simply Mel said...

This is incredible - you captured 'the boys' so well! Those who receive holiday cards designed by you are in for a very special and beautiful treat!

pve design said...

Mel-
Wish you were next door to see the original - afraid my scanner is not up to par to capture all the details.
But it shall soon be in the form of cards....and a special treat for the recipients on the list!
As always, love your smiling comments.
pve

Frau said...

I love it you really captured boys being boys...now throw a girl in there you will have an eye roll to illustrate!Great job pve!

pve design said...

Frau,
eye-roll is right :)
pve

Nadine @ BDG said...

It's an entire memoir in that illustration. Wonderful!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

oh I love this! You know I just love little boys!

Debra said...

Wonderful- a treasure for this family. Hmmm... looking at the time...early to bed huh?

Kwana said...

This is just wonderful. I think this will be treasured by the family forever.

svelteSTUFF said...

Your ability to so perfectly capture their outfits and 'attitudes'/body language speak mountains about this moment in time! I have b/w photos of my three older brothers at about this same point... just before a 'little sis' came into their lives!

Emily said...

What a charming illustration! I'm amazed at the patience that it must have taken to get three boys to pose for a decent shot!

Purple Flowers said...

I love this illustration: the boys, cat and dog are all so classic in their poses.

Karena said...

Oh this is such a memory. How great to capture this moment in the boys lives.

Ideezine said...

Time passes so quickly and children are the authentic timeline. Otherwise we'd feel 15 at 40 and not be anywiser!

Bette

sinnlighet said...

l o v e l y, me like!!

agneta

Stephanie Sabbe said...

Oh my goodness! You are SO talented. Thanks for visiting my blog and giving me tips. I'll check it out and I'll def. be back to your blog. I took a million drawing classes in college and my renderings are still at a 5th grade level:)

style chronicle said...

love their expressions!

kp said...

What a great painting. I am saving my pennies for you to one of our dog Millie. She is so sweet and my parents would really love her captured in a painting. Your work is so amazing!
:) kristin pearce

annechovie said...

How fun! I am sure they love it and let's hope for a little sis this time!

Megan Coyle said...

Wonderful illustration, and I love how you included the family pets.

pve design said...

kp-
love your designs, love that turk necklace....
i will save my pennies too!
pve

Michelle said...

I so love your style Patricia! This will be an amazing keepsake for a lucky family.

Best,
Michelle

Kristin said...

What an amazing keepsake!

Inty swetha said...

thats really nice !! i loved the dog in it :)

VictoriaArt said...

It so beautiful, you've got such incredible talent, wonderfully captured!

XO Victoria

Summer is a Verb said...

No one does a cat quite like you! XXOO

pve design said...

Allie-cat-
meow to you to and your felines!
pve