My youngest daughter Lydia loves to dance with her shadow. She was 4 when I took the photo that eventually became this painting. Watercolor on 1/2 sheet Fabriano paper.


watercolor, child, dance, shadow, figure, bright, colorful


  • carlosramos
    carlosramosover 3 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful !

  • Thank you!

    – Lora Garcelon

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetover 3 years ago

    A pure beauty here ! Everything is perfect.
    Lora, this is one of your best work

  • Wow – that’s great to hear! I spent 2 years trying to figure how I would paint this scene. When I finally decided it went pretty quickly.

    – Lora Garcelon

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 3 years ago

    Oh Lora, this is so delightful! I can just see her jumping & twirling & squealing with glee! Such a happy, colorful painting!

  • Thanks, Marsha. Lydia still likes to play with her shadows. It’s fun to watch her when she’s lost in her own little world.

    – Lora Garcelon

  • Sandra Guzman
    Sandra Guzmanover 3 years ago

    I agree with Corinne. Very nice ; )

  • Thank you – and thanks for your advice :)

    – Lora Garcelon

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersover 3 years ago

    Great title and a very nice piece! Reminds me a bit of my kids as they first discovered their shadows!

  • Thank you, Ken – She still plays with her shadow- I love the imagination they have when they’re little!

    – Lora Garcelon

  • Sandrine Pelissier
    Sandrine Pelis...over 3 years ago

    Amazing colors!

  • Thank you – I had a lot of fun playing with the colors in this.

    – Lora Garcelon

  • Ercan BAYSAL
    Ercan BAYSALover 3 years ago

    Very nice work…

  • Thank you – I appreciate it!

    – Lora Garcelon

  • homeartist
    homeartistover 3 years ago

    Adorable painting. Painted with a lot of love it seems

  • Thank you – definitely a lot of love!!

    – Lora Garcelon

  • PierceClark
    PierceClarkover 3 years ago

    Oh, my!
    You’re rockin’ now!!!!!

  • Thanks – This was a lot of fun!

    – Lora Garcelon

  • Hidemi Tada
    Hidemi Tadaover 3 years ago

    fantastic and beautiful image Lora. you are really great those day.

  • Thank you – I’ve had more time to paint so I hope I can keep learning and improving.

    – Lora Garcelon

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