I just finished a painting today of a beautiful mother and child. I have found that the type of art that brings me the most joy to create is the kind that I have the most connection with. I may or may not know my subject that I am doing a portrait of personally, but either way, when there is a mother and child in a loving embrace such as this, I feel instantly connected. God blessed me four times with babies to snuggle and with each child it was a magical experience. What I would give to go back in time and experience those tender moments again...
I took this photo of them when this baby was about a month old. The fact that she was a first time mother made this moment I captured even more special.
I worked in my medium of a mixture of fluid acrylics and colored pencil on canvas. Layer upon layer, and wash upon wash, I developed this painting and brought it to a soft and dreamy place.
For this custom painting, she requested blues and greens along with hydrangeas. I incorporated hydrangeas in a more subtle abstract way in the background which gave some depth and texture to the painting. I snuck in some bird silhouettes and added some touches of gold, of course. These are two signature elements I feel MUST be included in the portraits that I do ;) I played around with the composition with this painting and placed the mother and baby off center and coming out of the corner. I was pleased with how it turned out and I can't wait to do more! I am taking orders for mother and baby portraits, but these orders will not be started until 2017. To place your order email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or click HERE.