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