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Farm Kids & Kites by Randy Sprout
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18X24 Acrylic on Canvas: Just South of Wallingford Iowa I came upon these kids flying their kites as the sun set. I got permission from their Mom to work up some pictures and drawings, then combined 5 photos into one drawing and sent that to her. I am still working on this one, but I think it’s now headed the right direction. Too bad they didn’t have a dog, maybe I’ll have to give them one.

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I am semi retired and love to travel with my 9X12 #140 Strathmore pad, my Sharpie Ultra Fine ink pen and five or six sticks of pastels or acrylics to color in my “finds” Sometimes I get real lucky and my wife Dawn will take some pictures I can use later. I seem to always be able to give some kind of sketch to my subjects or those bystanders who desperately want to give me some advice.

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  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 2 years ago

    So Americana!!!! Love this!

  • Thank you very much Marsha, I will post again when finished.

    – Randy Sprout

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 2 years ago

    Aww pant in a dog anyway!!!

  • Yup, sure did think about it, but this is a pretty complex composition as is.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Marriet
    Marrietover 2 years ago

    So wonderful, the way kids can get absorbed in their play. Wonderful
    spirit to this.

  • You really hit the theme here, thanks Marriet!

    – Randy Sprout

  • Thank you very much!

    – Randy Sprout

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 2 years ago

    Congratulations, 1st Sept., 2012 — Shirley, Jean & Rene

  • Thank you very much!

    – Randy Sprout

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 2 years ago

    A lovely, lively painting, full of life and great light. Love it Randy.

  • Thank you my dear friend!

    – Randy Sprout

  • Penny Odom
    Penny Odomover 2 years ago

    Excellent work! I know the Mom loved this I would :)

  • roza50
    roza50over 2 years ago

  • Thank you for this feature Roza.

    – Randy Sprout

  • JolanteHesse
    JolanteHesseover 2 years ago

    What a gorgeous, vibrant work Randy!

  • Thank you very much Jolante.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 2 years ago

    I recognize this poolside painting……LOL Really wonderful work Randy. Shadows are done beautifully.

  • Thank you very much my friend.

    – Randy Sprout

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 2 years ago


    Excellent Image! 09/02/2012

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  • Thanks very much for this feature Deborah.

    – Randy Sprout

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