Sunday, January 9, 2011

"mom and me"

I was on Facebook when I saw this small grainy B&W photo pop up on my friend's profile. He titled it: "mom and me" and I'm suspecting it is an image close to 40 years old. I don't know what it is about the simple act of a mom holding on to a son's hand but I feel it symbolizes the eternal bond a mother and son have for one another. Though he will most likely love and live with another, his first love will always be his mom. Thank you David for allowing me permission to use this precious image.

12x12 oil on gallery wrapped canvas





15 comments:

Quwwa said...

Nice pic and nice message to go along with it! Glad to see ya back in the mix!

AutumnLeaves said...

Precious image indeed, Sheila. You've handled this so beautifully! What a timelessness there is in this one too.

Mary Paquet said...

Sheila, wonderful -- I like the way you abstracted the background, which complements the figures without distracting us with their surroundings. This year I am thinking a lot about backgrounds, so that is why I especially noticed this treatment. The love is evident between mother and son. Being the mother of two sons, I empathisize.

Dean H. said...

I agree, Sheila! There is definitely an eternal bond between mother and child.

A touching painting.

Art with Liz said...

Ah Sheila, so good to have you and your lovely painterly works of art back!

Gwen Bell said...

Wonderful interpretation of the photo, Shelia! I like the way the shadows suggest detail and that background works perfectly.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Very, very cool, Sheila.

Gary Keimig said...

It is a simple but gracious gesture. I agree with you about the bond of mother to son. It is special. Nice concept Sheila.

Starr said...

I'm lovin' the color you used Sheila :)

Carol DeMumbrum said...

Sheila, I love the colors and mood of this painting. Wonderful job! I can certainly relate to the mother and son bond.

SYLVIANE said...

Very good painting, Sheila!

Kim VanDerHoek said...

Great feeling to this painting Sheila, you captured a very sensitive feeling here. Lovely!

suzanneberry said...

this is just beautiful sheila!

Elizabeth Chapman said...

Heartwarming....love this!

sam said...

Yes its a lovely strong image, and well done on using your artistic license for the colours!