Friday, May 11, 2012

Mimi and Friends

14 x 18 oil on stretched canvas

I thought in honor of Mother's Day, I would pull out an old sepia tone photograph of my Mother that I have been wanting to paint for a long time.  I sketched it about a year or so ago but never painted it because I wasn't sure what to do about color.  The reference photo was taken of  Mother and her friends when she was a teenager  around 1934 or 1935 I think.   It was a tiny photo about 2" x 3" and of course in brown and white (what they used at the time).  

All  in all I'm fairly satisfied with the end product.  The quality was very poor so I made it very impressionistic (almost abstract in the faces) but thought it turned out pretty well.  I still miss my Mother.  She died in 2003 at the age of 84.    I almost forgot.....Mother is the one in the green dress.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed my time looking at this, Wanda.
    You really captured the body stances very well and I can feel the different personalities and the dog reaching up is such a warm and intimate touch. Good color choices.