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.