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Painting of Mom

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Mom
1922-1992

My mother always wanted a painting of herself, but it never happened in her lifetime. I did do a charcoal drawing of her back in 2008, which I’m sure she would have loved. But knowing she wanted a painting of herself and never got one always bothered me. So I did this digital painting of her over the course of 3 days and evenings using only the mouse with no added filters or color adjustments. I’m not yet accomplished in painting hair, but maybe next time I will be. (Click here for referenced photo.) Hopefully one day I will be able to accomplish a nice oil or watercolor painting of her…or both. But for now, I know she would have loved this one.

Rest in peace, Mom

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© 2013

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  1. Yes, you’re right, she would have loved it, Deb and I’m sure she is happy now because I think that somehow she can see it! It’s a beautiful portrait…
    🙂
    Happy Monday, my dear!

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    • I keep thinking she’s looking down here smiling on the painting and me. Thank you so much, Marina! 🙂
      xxx

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  2. What a serene beautiful face! Great job Deb.

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    • She was a serene person.
      Thanks you very much for your kind words about her, and my painting, Madhu! 🙂
      xxx

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  3. Deb this painting is so beautiful. It hold an aura of peace. Your Mom I think is well pleased with her remarkable life like capture. Excellent Deb 🙂 love and Hugs Sue X

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    • Aw, thank you so much for your kind words, Sue! I believe she can see it and is very happy with it too.
      Love and hugs xx

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  4. This is amazing, Deb!!! Really, I’m seriously impressed. Digital painting is so hard.
    Your mom was beautiful. ❤

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    • It can be time consuming. My hand went numb quite a bit while working on it from working the mouse.. But all the effort was worth it to me!
      Thanks so much, Cha!
      xxx

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  5. Blessed are our beautiful mummes.

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  6. This is so beautiful, Deb, and she was a lovely woman. I agree with Sue in that it does hold an aura of peace and it is such an incredible likeness of your original photo. She would be very pleased…sending hugs, love and many blessings for a wonderful day..xoxo

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    • Aw, thanks for all the kind words about my mom and the painting, Lauren…It means a lot!
      Have a wonderful day, Lauren…Sending you love and hugs too! xxx

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  7. It’s a loving and fantastic tribute to your Mum, Deb, and as everyone is saying, (and I’ll echo ) she’ll be very happy with the wonderful portrait, and how you’ve enhanced it digitally…. for I too believe she can and will see it… hugs aplenty, talented friend. .. xPenx..

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    • I hold my mother very close to my heart, and think of her often. She was a great mom, and person…everyone liked her.
      Thank you for the echo of the all the lovely comments, Pen!
      I’m glad you believe too, Pen!
      Love and hugs xxx

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  8. Absolutely beautiful, Deb. There is a softness about her that is so clear here x

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    • Thank you, Christy, my mom would be as pleased to hear that at I am!
      xxx

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  9. I have no doubt that your mom would have loved this painting, Deb… it’s very impressively rendered indeed! I particularly like the catch-light in her eyes… you’ve really captured a genuinely warm spirit there! I know I’ve asked you before (I apologize – my memory is awful), but are you using Photoshop to create these digitally painted pieces?
    🙂

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    • Aw, thanks so much, Sig, mom would be pleased to read your kind words, as I am. 🙂
      No, I don’t have Photoshop. I used my paint to do this painting and only used the mouse to guide me. (Here) is the link to the My Paint download if your interested.
      Thanks Sig! xxx

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      • Now I’m even more impressed, Deb!
        If it’s not Photoshop I don’t know how people can work with it! I’m so used to the way Adobe has things set-up pretty much any/everything else reads like it’s an entirely different language to me! And I get confused easily, you know! 🙂

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        • Thank you!:)
          But My Paint is so easy to use. You just open it up, pick a tool, pick a color and draw.
          I get pretty confused with new gadgets too, till I get use to using them. 🙂

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  10. She’s beautiful Deb. you truly have a talent.

    Sent from my iPhone

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  11. What a beautiful portrait of your mom. She would have been so proud. I know that she is always looking down and watching over you.

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    • I’m glad you like it, Carol…thank you!
      I know mom is always with me! 🙂
      xxx

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  12. Excellent painting honey The old time photos never looked this good.Your mom would be proud of this painting.I know that she is smiling down on you.

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    • Aw, thanks Honey. You know too that she is always smiling down on you. Even though you didn’t meet here, I know she would have loved you!
      xxx

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  13. Beautiful piece Debs!!! 🙂

    You have really caught her in this one!!!

    Every day you amaze me!!! 🙂

    Love and hugs!

    Prenin.

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  14. I’m sure your mother would have loved this. What a wonderful thing to do, on memorial day. Beautiful. Hugs to you, Paulette

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    • Thank you, Mary! I really wanted to do something special for her. 🙂
      Have a great Memorial Day…hugs a plenty! xxx

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  15. A clear victory !

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  16. That’s a beautiful picture of your Mom Deb. I’m sure that she would have loved it! 🙂 xo

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    • That was all I was hoping for as I worked on it…thank you, Wendy! 🙂 xxx

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  17. Wow, wow, wow! You are getting so good at the digital art, Debb! This is beautiful!

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  18. How BEAUTIFUL Deb!
    I’m sure your mom is smiling from Heaven at this post.
    {Hugs}

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  19. she’s absolutely beautiful ! She beams with kindness ~so do you.

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  20. Binky

     /  May 27, 2013

    That is really beautiful, Deb. You did a super job. I’m sure your mother would have loved it.

    How you do anything this good without a tablet is beyond me. You really should treat yourself to one. I have a small sized one, but you should probably get a medium or large one. You’d be amazed at how easy it is to draw with a pen. With pressure sensitivity, you can paint just like you would with a brush, varying the line thickness with how much you press.

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    • In some ways it’s easier than drawing with a pencil or pen. But I certainly would like to have a tablet one day. I have a feeling I would really like it.
      Thank you for kind words about my mother’s painting.
      Hugs xxx

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  21. Reallly beautiful, both the portrait and your mother.

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  22. This is a true masterpiece Deb and what a beautiful painting you have created here my great friend 🙂 Your mom was a lovely woman if you don’t mind me saying so and what a wonderful tribute this painting really is 🙂 I like this one a lot Deb 🙂

    Andro xxxx

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    • Not at all, and I’m sure she like hearing the compliment as well. I’m glad you like it, Andro…this one meant a lot to me.
      Thank you, my friend!
      Hugs xxx

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  23. This is so beautiful Deb. A work of art and love and feelings. I can’t believe how much it does look like a painting. Reminds me of the high school graduation picture of my mom, taken in the 50’s. It was color tinted which was apparently a popular process then.

    To think you did all of this from your own drawing? Just stunning!

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    • It’s mostly about finding the right shades of color, drawing, blending and blurring out the hard lines.
      This one was taken at the same time my father had one taken. They use to be in black and white, then later my father took them in to get them colorized.

      Thank you for you kind words, Rach! 🙂
      xxx

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  24. This is amazing , Deb ! And no doubt that your mother would have love this beautiful painting.
    xxxxxx

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  25. Even though unfinished its still looks Classical and beautiful. Its so nice what you are doing. Hope you finish it soon..

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  26. So beautiful! 🙂 You’re right..I’m sure she would have loved it! 😀

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  27. Very touching Deb.
    Regards
    Nadine

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  28. Your Mom would have loved this painting. Deb. She looks strong and beautiful, and very caring.

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  29. Wow that’s amazing. If I didn’t know I’da thought it was a photo

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