Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Mother's Love

watercolor on paper 8 x10

Happy Mother's Day everyone:)  There is nothing like a mother's love, so last week when I saw that the DPW challenge was to paint a self portrait, I jumped at the chance.  The picture that jumped into my mind is a photo my husband took of myself and my oldest son, when he was about 2.  Brian captured the perfect picture in my opinion and I knew I would paint it some day.  Yes, this is a watercolor.  I love to paint portraits in black and white because I happen to enjoy black and white portraits.  Most photos and portraits I have in my home are in black and white and this one will join the others.  I'm titling this one "A Mother's Love".  I just love my son's face, he is just so beautiful, sorry handsome (he gets mad when I call him beautiful).  His face is just so full of hope and wonder and love.  I could look at his little face all day.  And I think every mother wants the world for their children and I feel that this emotion comes through in this piece.

See you next week and Happy Mother's Day:)

Carrie

Check out the DPW challenge here:)

17 comments:

  1. Lovely portrait,beautiful faces.All the reason you have in what you say.The mother´s love is unconditional and forever.

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  2. Beautiful one, Carrie. Happy Mother's Day to you too.

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  3. Just beautiful Carrie. A touching tribute to the hardest and best job in the world. You can really feel your love in this. Wonderful, emotive work! :):):) Oh, and Happy Mother's Day!!

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  4. Beautiful Carrie! Happy Mother's Day. Mine has been perfect: our eldest came son home after spending 10 weeks in the US!

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  5. Has plasmado muy bien el instante, y ademas le has puesto una gran dosis de ternura y amor a la misma. Me parece muy hermosa y vibrante tu trabajo. Un saludo.

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  6. Beautiful work! I love black and white photos, drawings and paintings too. Do you mix your own black or do you use a particular brand of paint?

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  7. Oh wow! This is just exquisite!!! It's absolutely stunning! And that expression on babys face is just heart melting :0)

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  8. Carrie this is stunning! A fine piece of art and an heirloom for your family. I just love it.... You are beautiful!

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  9. Really beautiful, Carrie. You did a great job on this. I love black and white photos, too. I think they are so much more interesting than color photos.

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  10. Amazing portrait Carrie! When my son was that age I mostly had black and white pictures of him. Such great memories. It never occurred to me to paint B&W portraits in watercolors. What a great idea!
    Thank you,
    Irina

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  11. This picture is very beautiful and tender. I see the bond between mother and child. Your picture is realistic and beautiful.

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  12. Breathtaking painting. Both of you are so full of wonder, so loving. Just stunning Carrie!! And a lovely Mother's Day post!

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  13. Oh, Carrie! I love this one. Do you remember what Steven ws looking at? It is such a sweet expression on his face. I think I would be terrified to do a self portrait (not that I could anyway)....but you nailed it 100%. Looks just like you two! Glad it's one that will make your wall :-)

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