Mother and Child



This is my daughter, Sarah, with her son, Brayden. I wanted to show the purity and sweetness of motherhood. She is wearing a white dress and Brayden is wearing a white outfit that my wife sewed for him. They are lit with soft, natural light coming in the window of their home. Their clothes are white with a little hint of yellow from the sun when you look at the right side. Half of their faces are in the light, while the left sides are in shadow. You do not see their eye on that side, but your mind automatically puts it in. The background is a cool color, but my daughter and grandson are warm and bright, giving a nice contrast. The upper right side shows the moulding of the stairway to give interest.

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December 16, 2007

Margaret @ 8:49 pm #

I’ve always loved that painting. It is certainly one of your best portraits and is so soft and loving and tender.

Jennifer @ 9:21 pm #

I love this portrait, especially little Brayden’s face. The natural lighting is beautiful and the mood is serene.

December 17, 2007

Larraine @ 1:53 am #

This painting goes perfect with what I am listening to right now. Josh Groban singing "Silent Night."

Christine @ 8:05 am #

This was and always will be my favorite portrait. It is so beautiful, as is the topic.

December 18, 2007

Jim Vinton @ 10:03 am #

Your shadows are great. Thanks, keep me on your list. Jim

December 19, 2007

Suzanne @ 10:05 am #

It is absolutely beautiful.

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