Saturday, April 24, 2010
"Mother's Love", 9x12, oil on canvas, paintings of mothers, paintings of mothers and babies, mother's day paintings, poignant paintings of motherhood
"Mother's Love", 9x12, oil on canvas © Copyright, Maryanne Jacobsen
With Mother's Day and motherhood in general on my mind quite a bit these days, I had wanted to paint a scene of a mother and child for some time now. I had wanted to tackle this painting since I first saw the photo last fall. But I was a little reluctant to try to paint something so incredibly beautiful, so I kept putting it off. I finally started it on Monday, and have been working on it all week non-stop. I am sorry I did not use linen for the painting, since the toothy canvas was a pain to work with. I struggled with the flesh tones much more than I have in the past- not sure if it was the outdoor lighting or what. Anyhow, here is the result. I may tweak some of the passages a bit, but it is probably about finished.
A huge thank-you to a very lovely lady, Sara Tribe, for granting me permission to use this picture that she took of her sister Ashley, and Baby Ellie, as a reference for this painting. (Love and miss you , Sara!)
The painting is not for sale at this time, as I have decided to use it as a study for a larger piece. Yes, this next one will definitely be on linen!