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    When we were in Cornwall 5 years ago we went to an art exhibition and fell in love with an oil painting of a little girl facing out to sea. It could have been either of our daughters.

    I decided I would like to get him to do a painting for me and contacted him. I sent him a photo of my youngest daughter and our golden retriever at the beach, but then we lost our Golden Retriever 2 1/2 years ago. He was 14 and such a laid back lad. So many children had learnt to stand up by hanging on to him and lots shared his bed.

    I continued saving up and contacted the artist at the beginning of the summer. We were going down to Cornwall and arranged to meet him again.

    He has just completed the painting and it arrived, framed, in the post today.

    I am speechless. It brought a lump to my throat. A lovely memory of our many holidays in Cornwall, our lovely dog who is no longer with us and my daughter who was 3 at the time is now 19 and studying out in the US.

    Anyway, thought I'd share with you. The painting and the photo it was done from.
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    littletreasures xx

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    Wow, that's so fab

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    Thats really lovely

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    Wow, that's fab! Who is the artist?

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    That is beautiful x

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    Amazing. How precious. x

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    Quote Originally Posted by MessybutHappy View Post
    Wow, that's fab! Who is the artist?
    He's a local artist who lives in Tintagel. His name's Nicholas St John Rosse.

    I could buy so many of his paintings.
    littletreasures xx

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    Ooh, thank you, it's beautiful what he's done!

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    Wow, simply stunning!!

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    What a lovely keepsake, no wonder it nearly made you cry.
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    That's really special

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    Oh my goodness, this even made me have a lump in my throat! It's just beautiful! x

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    Ah that is so lovely!

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    Beautiful!

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    that bought a lump to my throat too x

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    aww it's lovely honey. saw it on fb too. xxx
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    so beautiful.

    I've seen his artwork too. stunning

    xxx

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    Stunning painting.

    Miffy xx
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    Lovely painting, a moment captured for ever.

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    Oh wow its beautiful, what a lovely keepsake to treasure xx

 

 
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