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Uploaded: 05/03/05 11:41 PM GMT
The Creator's Apprentice (Revised)
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This is a rework of a watercolor painting I did - and posted earlier. This is closer to what it looks like on my wall, and presents it better, I think. The idea behind the painting is that we are all God's children, and that He has greater things in store for His children. Hence, the title. The painting was scanned on a flatbed scanner while I was reframing it. Unfortunately, the scan shows the watercolor paper grain prominantly - or I would have posted it in a higher resolution to begin with.

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::Morwyn
05/04/05 12:10 AM GMT
Beautiful painting. Wonderful framing. Just the right size for my computer..
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::arneh
05/04/05 12:17 AM GMT
A beautiful painting and image !
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::dreamer100
05/04/05 2:19 AM GMT
You must have photographed a child to begin with because he's so real from his concentration to the way he's crouched. It's a beautiful piece of work.
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::JOHANNA
05/04/05 6:02 AM GMT
Beautiful,Nathan.
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Carpe diem....
J_272004
05/04/05 7:50 AM GMT
I love this one... its a great piece of art work... the framing sets it off perfectly.. 10 and favs from me... :D
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The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand. --Robert Vallett
PrettyFae
05/04/05 4:07 PM GMT
Wow, Nathan...you're such an amazing painter! :O
Very imaginative image, too...the title is perfect...
Well done! ^_^
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PrettyFae x...Spread the Passion...
cmt3
05/04/05 8:39 PM GMT
it is very beautiful, Nathan - you are an excellent artist, i can see where your daughter gets it. Inspiring message, too!
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S.M.I.L.E. "...spiritually minded is life eternal..." -2 Nephi 9:39
::WENPEDER
05/26/05 9:07 PM GMT
I somehow missed this one...It is quite extraordinary, Nathan! Beautiful watercolor! Great framing, as usual. I'd love to see the original!
Wendy
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::nmsmith
05/26/05 9:50 PM GMT
My thanks to you all. Appreciate all the kind words more than you know.
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::lgmac
06/14/05 5:02 PM GMT
Wow Nathan you are full of surprises. This is wonderful and the thought behind it makes it all the more special. I do believe this little one has a higher purpose. Great work and definitely into my favs.
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"Little dreams cost the same as big dreams, so why not dream big"?
LostInMN
08/26/05 3:13 PM GMT
Wow. I just took a watercolor class this summer, and I learned how hard it is to use. This is very well done. You have so much control. How long have you been using watercolor?
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::nmsmith
08/26/05 4:47 PM GMT
About 28 years. Thanks for the compliment.
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annadew02
09/25/05 7:05 PM GMT
I love the painting, it brings me to the place I was as a child, where creating was so completely uninhibited. I do not care for the framing thought it is too metalic, hard, it pulls my eye away from the emotion of the piece.
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purmusic
10/28/05 7:40 PM GMT
Oh, I love finding those beautiful works here on the site, that I thought I had lost.

This was one of the first images I actually viewed prior to joining. And I still have the same feelings of when I first saw it ... this is an incredibly accomplished piece of art.

Not quite full circle, but, earlier in the day I was touring your galleries as well. I have seen excellent work in all types of imagery from you. So, accomplished is even that more fitting as an apt description.

Your computer illustrations could practically be a category all by themselves on here. I am curious as to whether you will be making a return to, hmm, let's say the more traditional forms? Just curious, and I mean that as no slight against the current interest of yours.

It was just today that I was reminded of my first love, illustration. And this is conceptually great, brilliant and executed equally so. So strong visually.

Thank you ... and I know I am taking your words here, but, sincerely thank you for sharing. They are to me also the most appropriate words I can think of. In fact, in the words of Milton Glaser, or Uncle Miltie as I like to call him ... "Very appropriate."
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The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust
::verenabloo
11/09/05 10:29 PM GMT
Hello Nathan...I just have seen this for the first time...and I am so feeling the whole painting..how very lovely that you are able to paint people...I cant do that...its only ocean, clouds, scenery, flowers, sunsets...but not people or animals. Well I did do the turtle..hehe..but thats about it..I love this creation of yours(no pun intended)...the child sitting there so peacefully...as it says in the Bible "..and a little child shall lead them"...so very true...and you have captured the feeling wonderfully.. Thank you my friend!!
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We are shaped and fashioned by what we love....
the_fray
03/13/06 4:50 PM GMT
i like this very much, it captures the innocence and imagenation of being a kid...
great job....
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♥♥sammmmo...they tell me your blue sky fades to grey....
.1bunnyslippers
05/27/06 1:02 AM GMT
This is a wonderful watercolor - has a nice story to it, and thanks for the info. What a talent you have to bring us such beauty. The water color shades are soft and pale which fits a tender child. Oh, I also like the way it's framed. Much thanks, Nathan~
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.mags730
12/05/07 12:00 AM GMT
I love this! :)
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::Flmngseabass
05/19/09 2:30 PM GMT
I am very moved by this wonderful work of yours Nathan. Your sentiment is powerful and absolutely accurate!! Thanks for being proactive and not hiding your God given talent!!!!:):)
Bruce Bowen
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