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trafford
09-30-2012, 11:44 AM
This month we are going to look at motherhood, starting with this wonderful charcoal drawing by Kathe Kollwitz.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Sep-2012/42757-kollwitz.jpg

I think I got a little carried away with examples of drawings and paintings, as there seem to be a lot of motherhood art.

Please copy, be inspired in ink, pencil or paint or maybe you could whip up a lino print :) You can make up your own painting or paint from a family photo. Use any medium you like and post here.

Here are the examples followed by a few links...one for Mary Cassatt who did tons of mother's and chidren.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Sep-2012/42757-modersohn_becker.jpg
Paula Modersohn -Becker 1906

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Sep-2012/42757-kita_gawa_utamaio.jpg
Kita gama Utamaio Mother playing with her child and nurse

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Sep-2012/42757-rembrandt_teaching_child.jpg
Rembrandt 1640

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Sep-2012/42757-renoir1.jpg
Renoir

trafford
09-30-2012, 11:53 AM
More examples:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Sep-2012/42757-renoir2.jpg
Renoir

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Sep-2012/42757-valadon_children_dressing.jpg
Suzanne Valadon 1910 Drypoint

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Sep-2012/42757-cassatt_gathering_fruit.jpg
Mary Cassatt 1895

Here are the links:

http://www.google.com/search?q=mary+cassatt+motherhood&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&prmd=imvnso&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=AcRlUJjfDujH0AG5rIHoBQ&ved=0CCsQsAQ&biw=1028&bih=847

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfBOiNC52pA&feature=related

http://cris-a.hubpages.com/hub/the-first-love-mother-and-child-paintings--a-tribute-to-mothers

Though Marisol is alive and well and under copyright I love her work and couldn't resist:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Sep-2012/42757-marisol_working_woman.jpg
Working Woman by Marisol

trafford
10-01-2012, 06:30 AM
I forgot the most important mother in art...The Madonna.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Oct-2012/42757-MADONNA_AND_CHILD.jpg

Here is a link:
http://www.google.com/search?q=madonna+and+child+images&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=UHBpUJjvAYL10gH-_oHQDg&ved=0CCAQsAQ&biw=1028&bih=847

artbyjune
10-01-2012, 07:55 AM
Wonderful images to inspire!!

trafford
10-02-2012, 11:11 AM
Here is a painted tile I did some time ago. Getting warmed up to do more mommy art.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Oct-2012/42757-madonna_mexican.tiff_copy

tyree
10-03-2012, 12:44 PM
that is a gorgeous tile, so rich in colour and design.....tyree:wave:

cfo
10-04-2012, 04:53 AM
Thank you for the beautiful images, and I love the tile you did.
Happy painting,
Charri:cat:

artbyjune
10-05-2012, 01:14 PM
I agree, Janet...that is a gorgeously rich tile.

gakinme
10-07-2012, 09:17 PM
Janet, thank you for the challenge. Your tile looks so luxurious in colors. Very nice.

Here's mine.

This one is Classical Forum Motherhood challenge. Daniel Smith watercolor and Stillman & Birn Alpha 5.5 x 8.5 inch sketchbook 100 lb

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Oct-2012/86669-motherhood01.jpg

trafford
10-10-2012, 10:54 AM
Thank you all for liking my tile. I hope you can post a drawing or two cfo.

Like the soft touch on your Modersohn-Becker painting Sandra, and for letting us know which materials you used.

June such a wonderful Madonna and Child...you have a great style.

More mommys, please.:heart:

gakinme
10-14-2012, 04:35 PM
Here are some doodles.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Oct-2012/86669-motherhood02.jpg

artbyjune
10-15-2012, 02:06 AM
Sandra, I love your copy of Mendersohn-Becker. Particularly the way you captured the solidity of the forms.

I put my Madonna on free ecard site:
http://www.123greetings.com/events/christmas/religious/madonna_and_child_with_a_pear.html

trafford
10-15-2012, 08:35 AM
Love the quickies Sandra. I hope you do more.

I wondered what happened to your very nice modern mother and child June. Going into your link now to send myself your E card.

tyree
10-15-2012, 12:42 PM
sandra ....very exquisite and lovely.....june,,,where did your beautiful madonna and child go....i love it...?? tyree

artbyjune
10-15-2012, 05:51 PM
Here she is>>>


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Oct-2012/106623-madonnapear1a6k.jpg

:wave:

Hope you like the ecard Janet. Its a good place to think about putting some of your work for others to send as ecards.

tyree
10-16-2012, 12:43 PM
aha....there she is....stunning....thank you....tyree:wave:

trafford
10-26-2012, 05:48 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Oct-2012/42757-newmadonna3b.JPG

cfo
10-27-2012, 06:46 AM
Sandra, I like you rendition of Modersohn, this is also my favourite one.
June, I love your Madonna and child! Modern and quirky.
Jane, this is beautiful, is it also done on a tile?
Happy painting,
Charri:cat:

cfo
10-27-2012, 08:29 AM
Here is a sketch I've done of Paula Modersohn-Becker's mother and child.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Oct-2012/220489-IMG01029-20121027-1422.jpg
Happy painting,
Charri:cat:

gakinme
10-27-2012, 01:18 PM
June, superb colors on your piece. Is it acrylics? how did you get the halo so flawlessly round?

Janet, the mother in your piece looks so contented. Fun bright colors.

Charri, superb rendition and I love the blanket on her.

artbyjune
10-28-2012, 06:41 AM
Janet, as Sandra says, your mother looks so contented!! Lucky baby!!!

Charri, Your study of Mendersohn-Becker is wonderful in black & white.

My Madonna is in acrylics. The halos were done using acrylic gold gel/paste medium. I bought a trial set of 6 pastes and gels to try out and the gold is the first one I tried . The gold paste looks a bit like gold leaf without all the bother of actual gold leaf.

trafford
10-29-2012, 10:03 AM
Charri, I too like the blanket and the black and white drawing. Also I love this artist Modersohn-Becker and wish I had more repro's of her work.

That gold paste sounds interesting. I use gold acrylic paint, but you have to sort of tilt it to see the shine.

My madonna is painted 4"x 4" tile.

bethanyt
10-31-2012, 05:40 AM
Hi everyone- motherhood is a recurring theme for me- I did these three oils as a series.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Oct-2012/110135-mum2.jpghttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Oct-2012/110135-mum.jpghttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Oct-2012/110135-mum3.jpg

Some beautiful images on the thread- very enjoyable!

trafford
10-31-2012, 09:58 AM
Bethaney, I don't know what to say. Your paintings are beautiful and with the others here show not only motherhood, but mother love. :heart:

bethanyt
11-01-2012, 01:20 AM
Thank you for the kind words, Janet- much appreciated!

artbyjune
11-01-2012, 03:03 AM
Beautiful work Bethany. The love shines through in the mother's face and body posture!! Well done.

MichaelVillena
11-02-2012, 12:44 PM
Absolutely beautiful work bethanyt!

bethanyt
11-03-2012, 07:53 PM
Thanks so much, June and Michael- I appreciate you having a look!