Here are the pictures of my latest mixed media portrait. It is called, ‘A Mothers Prayer’. I have decided to do a series, consisting of Five paintings titled, “A Mothers Hope”, “A Mothers Heart”, “A Mothers Nature”, and “A Mothers Dream”. I will do each in a different color palette to compliment the title. All will be done on these wonderful, heavy, extra thick canvasses. I am also going to make prints of these available on my etsy store,http://www.thebagladysart.etsy.com/.
This is a scan of the work to get a better idea of the colors. It is so satisfying and fun, to see these women emerge on the canvas. I draw the faces directly onto the painted background and the details are painted on. I don’t start with a sketch, they just seem to come as I work on the canvas. They are truly painted from my heart and I feel like they reflect my mood and feelings of the moment. They are not “perfect” portraits, nor are they meant to be. I want to convey a mood or a thought, more than a perfect image of a woman. I am fascinated by the power of using hands, either partially or a full view. It speaks to me of all that we do as women, and mothers. The eyes are truly the windows to our souls. So with Mother’s Day fast approaching, here is my tribute to my mom and all moms. Ours is the most important job there is, and it is never done.