As of this morning I have two girls in college…
ThIs morning I put my youngest daughter on a flight to the University of Iowa. My oldest goes back to Kent University. In celebration of the beautiful accomplished women that they have become, I am posting paintings that I have done of them when they were much younger. When I myself was a much younger mom and trying to figure out this portrait thing. Most of these I have never shared or posted. I am afraid I can’t write about these pieces in much detail because this week has me on the verge of tears every time I think about them growing up. So… just enjoy.
Meanwhile, I will remember painting chubby cheeks.
My first painting in pastel…
My take on Mary Cassatts’ “At the Window”
Christmas card one year saying “Peace on Earth”
THESE!!!😢 Truly beautiful capturing real life mommy memories!
Some of my faves here but OMG, that Christmas card–haha!
I know right?
Such a touching collection by a mother obviously so full of love for her children. They are precious and simply beautiful. I know how you feel.
What a wonderful way to remember your girls!
So very sweet. As a mother, these bring tears to my eyes. I know exactly how you feel.
I am in awe of your talent, Christine.
WOW WOW WOW. … hoping you did not sell any of these .. if you did , you still have them in your memory at least .
They are Golden Treasures !!!
Oh, thank you for sharing these, Christine? They are absolutely beautiful … all of them! And so touching. I understand your tears. I hope you are doing well. I am moving slowly in my art world. Get overwhelmed a lot! Haven’t been doing much with portraiture. I keep entering older portraits, but one can only do this for so long. My best wishes and prayers to you. God is with you. Your work is exceptional!
Thank you and best wishes to you.
All of these painting are beautiful. I think the one with pearls is my favorite, it appears to capture her feelings so well.
I really enjoyed seeing these paintings. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to all three of you.
So glad you shared those. Your love and bittersweet “loss” (I promise, it’s temporary) are touchingly real through them.
Christine-I do know what you are feeling. Nuff said there. I just love your paintings of your children! So tender. They tell a story, sometime with laughter, sometimes not. Always with feeling. The first brought tears. (But I’m weird)
Christine, I love seeing your memories. Thanks for sharing.
All are really beautiful Christine. It’s bitter sweet when those precious young adults head off to college. My favourite painting is ‘Peace on Earth.’ I’m sure everyone who received this Christmas Card smiled when they saw the title. It’s highly relatable.
These are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing! Take care.
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Christine. So, so lovely to have.
I really enjoyed your fabulous paintings.
These are so beautiful! I remember my only child, just before she left for college, doing everything in her power to make me happy I was going to have my own space, and hoping I could stop staying up waiting for her to come home safely. Then for two weeks after she left, I came home from work, layerings on her bed and cried. She is now married, living on the other side of the country, is happy and successful. I still cry every time I get on the plane coming back home from visiting her.
I feel ya!