'You are the trip I did not take
You are the pearls I cannot buy,
You are my blue Italian lake,
You are my piece of foreign sky.'
— Anne Campbell
Me and my boys, on this day for mothers. :)
I wasn't going to do a post for Mother's Day, I was going to stick to my once a week schedule because I didn't have anything new to post and I know that if you follow my blog you've seen these paintings PLENTY of times, but I changed my mind.
I didn't think it would be right to let this day pass without paying tribute to the three sweet reasons why I paint. If I had not become a mother I don't think I ever would have had an interest in painting portraits. I, like most parents, had the strongest desire to remember my children in every stage of their life, to acurately and tenderly capture them. I just choose to do it in paint.
They say that if you want to do your best work, you should paint the things you love. And I love nothing as much as I love these three. *
They are my reason. My three little muses. There really wouldn't be a Crystal Cook Art blog without them. :)
Happy Mother's Day to all you mother's out there, past, present and future. I hope you had a good one.
*and handsome hubby of course.