Monday, December 13, 2010

Mother and Child

I have always been obsessed with Madonna and baby paintings.  When ever I go to a museum I tend to go to those very folky(I don't think that is a work) gold Mary paintings.
 I am not particularly religious.  But I am very spiritual. I believe in the power of love. 
But even as a child I would be so intrigued by the religious medallions. I remember  the people that lived behind us were cleaning out their house and throwing away all these  medallions and rosary beads. I couldn't understand why anyone would want to throw them away, they were so beautiful, so I dug them out of the trash and kept them in a box and would just take them out to look at them from time to time.  I lost them some how, I don't know where they ever got to but I wish I had them now.

I wanted to capture the love a mother has for her baby.

And the simple contentment of a baby.


 

20 comments :

Kristin Dudish said...

This is beautiful... you captured the moment perfectly :)

I am loving all of the wonderful holiday sharing you are doing - your posts are fabulous!

xo
Kristin

miz katie said...

What a fabulous painting! The love shows on both of their faces.

Heather said...

oh, this is just fabulous. that face on the baby is pure love, Heather, I LOVE this! great job. xxoo

Gloria said...

You did capture all that and more. I love the soothing brown colors. Great work! Have a wonderful week.

EVA said...

Oh Heather, this is so beautiful!! Fabulous painting!!

I hope you unexpectedly find your treasury of rosaries and icons.

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

They are both beautiful! What detail. I love the color scheme as well. I wonder what ever happened to your beads? I can't imagine anyone throwing out such a religious symbol either! If for nothing else, that can't be good Karma!

Jess said...

So beautiful... I'm trying to get pregnant right now, so this painting truly speaks to me.

Jenny Blair said...

Sooo beautiful....you have truly captured the love. Makes my heart sigh :)

Diane said...

So Beautiful--thank you for all of these Holiday posts!

Nelly said...

She turned out fantastic!

carolyn said...

Love this. Beautifully done!

Teddi said...

simply gorgeous heather!

Louise Gale said...

Oh Heather, you are SO TALENTED. These are such beautiful pieces of artwork. The love just oozes from the image. xx

Anne said...

Gorgeous! And they both look so happy!

Love the story of those medallions and rosary beads. Hope you can find them. Isn't it weird how things you cherished as a child disappear? There are quite a few things I wish I could find now in some secret place I'd forgotten about. Alas, there is no such place.

PocketsOfInspiration said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! Those warm colors are right up my alley. Thanks for stopping by today Heather.

Diana Evans said...

oh so beautiful and the true meaning of this magical time of year!!! wonderful work!!!

beth said...

wow....from someone who doesn't always know which end of the paintbrush is the right end, this is fantastic.

danasparkle said...

thank you for your good wishes. your mother & child captures so much. love it. may your xmas be merry...
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Meant2B said...

they look so in love. reminds me of me and my lil munchkin. warm and full of life. beautiful!

Sieber said...

thank you for your good wishes. your mother & child captures so much. love it. may your xmas be merry... *