Sunday, September 16, 2012

face 16

This is based on an old black and white photo of my mother and me.

In the photo, she is 20 years old or so. A new mom. I always thought she had a look on her face like “what was I thinking?? Me? With a baby?” But maybe I’m just thinking about how I felt those first few months as a new mom.

I’m not sure I like how this painting turned out. I got the background way too dark. I may give this one another try.


  1. Oh, I love this! I really like the texture in it. What did you paint it on? I don't think the background is too dark. And her expression, yeah, I think you're right that that's what she was thinking :-)

    1. I used Strathmore Acrylic Paper (linen finish). It was on sale at the store so I picked it up. I do like that canvas look and feel. And it works pretty well with watercolor.


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