Tuesday, July 20, 2010

NARROW IS THE ROAD...

I finally finished my latest painting!  It hasn't taken me so long because I spent so much time on it...it's taken me so long because I haven't HAD the time to spend on it!
and then, of course, there was all the tweaking...even after I thought I was done.  Even after I was putting it on the blog!  The image goes on the screen, and I think...I didn't see that!  Now I have to tweak it yet again! 
I used two master paintings as inspiration...and kind of melded them together.  Let me know what you think!

13 comments:

Kim Switzer said...

Beautiful! And great job on the hands--hands are so hard to paint and draw. The colors are gorgeous--so rich and deep. I can very clearly see the masters' influences.

Pamela Holderman said...

Beautiful! I am impressed with the folds and figure proportions - such a hard thing to get right. and you nailed it!

Jacqueline said...

Lori, it looks soo beautiful! I really love it ~ it makes me feel calm looking at it. Loving the colors and everything detail of it. Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Rusted Wings said...

so lovely & sweet...love the thought, the mother pointing her child to the holy land...home is where the heart is

Robin Norgren said...

I am sitting here choked up...such a moving portrait of what a mama does-I LOVE IT!

Diane said...

Stunning--You have such a talent!! The images on the computer screen, I think, is a great art tool, because you get a different view of your piece, before you "think" you're finished. It's like looking at it with a fresh eye.

Joji said...

It is beautiful. I love it. I know what you mean about seeing things when you put them on your computer. Why don't we see them before that? It's almost like a different set of eyes.

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Wow, this is really a beautiful painting! Great imagery!

Chic de Cru said...

I love this painting, Lori. The sweet connection and energy between the mother and the child goes straight to the heart. This is so precious!
I have enjoyed following you on facebook and I will enjoy following you here on your blog.
Charlotte
http://www.wix.com/chicdecru/Art-from-the-Heart

Chic de Cru said...

I forgot to add that I love the heart-shape in the folds of the mother's dress! I love hearts.
Charlotte

jasperandblue said...

It's beautiful. It says so much in the gentle touch of the mother...

DeeJae said...

Hi, I found your blog through "The Blog Hop". What a lovely painting. As a mother it touched me, a reminder of leading and guiding my two daughters. The little girl seems to be pointing too, following her mother's example. Beautiful.

Blessings

lori diane said...

I am touched by all of your beautiful comments! Thank you so much!