Original submitted photo and resulting painting. | 'Futurebrights' | 40" w x 30" h - acrylic on canvas | by Brandy Saturley, 2014
1. Where do you live in Canada?
2. Where were you born?
3. How old are you?
4 What is your favorite colour?
6. If you could be any animal, what animal would you be?
Sadie: a dolphin, because I like dolphins.
7. What is your favorite food?
Sacha: sour candies
8. Do you like maple syrup?
Sadie: I like the fake kind!
9. What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend?
Sadie: stay at home and be lazy
Sacha: Tennis on Wii and Lego Batman
10. Did you dress up for Halloween?
Sadie: I have the mask from Scream, but I don't know what I am going to wear with it. (She didn't see the movie! just likes the mask - Mom)
Sacha: Is going to be a pirate, sword fighting like jack sparrow
11. Do you speak French?
12. Who or what makes you laugh?
Sadie: Mommy and Daddy and Sacha and Granny and my cousins, and uncle Ian and Douglas and Stephanie.
Sacha: Mommy makes him laugh... looks up to his good friend Cadell, 8
13. What sport do you like to play?
Sacha: tennis on Wii, soccer.
14. Do you sing, dance, draw, paint or make crafts?
Sadie: dance sometimes, and I like to draw, paint and make crafts
Sacha: puzzles, Lego
15. Have you ever seen a bear in the wild? Or any other animals?
We saw two grizzly bears in Banff, they were sister and brother and they were crossing the street in Banff during the time this picture was taken!
16. What was your favorite place to visit in Banff?
both: the candy shoppe
17. Is there anything else you want to tell us?
Sadie: When I grow up I want to be either an ambulance driver, a police officer, a firefighter or a dolphin
Sacha: I have my first wiggly tooth! Want to be a police officer when I grow up and I love Captain Jack Sparrow.
About the photographer;
Photographer, Peter Scoular, calls Regina, Saskatchewan home.
Peter Scoular was born and raised in Banff, he was there visiting his family for Canada Day. He is a self taught photographer who learned by taking pictures of his kids as a stay at home dad during his wife's maternity leaves. Now a professional, shoots fashion, families, weddings, and everything in between.
About that photo:
Taken in Banff, in front of Vermillion Lakes on Canada Day 2014.
Thank you so much to Peter for providing the photo for refernce in this portrait. Sadie and Sacha, you make us smile and we thank you for sharing favorite things. Anna-May (mom) thank you for your assistance in bringing this all together between the photographer, the kids and the questions. You are quite the inspiring team and sharing yourselves with me inspired me to paint this Canadian portrait. It sounds like Mom keeps them all together and laughing through it all. The future looks bright.