Personal Art Blog
Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
My Painting of Mother
A Portrait of Mother
Watercolor. not for sale
You have seen her pottery so I thought you may like to see a painting
I did of her a couple of years before she passed on.
This painting is framed and I took this image through the glass so some
reflections are on it, but they do not take away from the strength
and kindness in her face.
The shawl is the one my aunt, her sister, gave me for my
first child's christening and is in many of my paintings ( it has a beautiful long fringe.)
While she was posing for this, mother told me stories I had never heard before about the hardships she and her sister endured growing up during and in the aftermath of World War 1.
I have been fortunate not to have had the same experiences..
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.