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SandeVBL
06-16-2014, 02:28 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jun-2014/1734759-WIPCathyGabe1.jpg
I just started this one last night. The woman goes to church with me. She and her husband have 3 older teens, but opened their home and hearts to 2 little brothers who needed a safe place to live. This is the younger one. They had to wait for him to be born to get him. He came to live with them at 2 days old. I admire them and all the foster parents out there for their willingness to take in children at risk. The other boy is adorable too at 1 1/2 years old.
This is 12x12 and will only be posted here, not on FB, because images of foster children are not allowed on social media. But the mom said posting here would be ok. Glad I found out before I posted anything there!!

Foxyheart2002
06-16-2014, 04:09 PM
This has such a great feeling to it! Bless this woman.

Harry Seymour
06-16-2014, 07:50 PM
Strong piece.

ggart4u
06-17-2014, 07:00 AM
Embracing :)

SandeVBL
06-17-2014, 08:36 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jun-2014/1734759-WIP02Cathy.jpg
Today's progress - still a ways to go.

VENKAT
06-18-2014, 12:03 AM
I appreciate this work depicting a mother and child suiting the title . The dioganal composition is appealing
Venkat

SandeVBL
06-18-2014, 07:06 AM
Thank you Venkat. It's coming along...

Trilby
06-18-2014, 03:48 PM
A very tender rendering. Beautifully expressed.
TJ

FoggyMountain
06-20-2014, 05:35 PM
VERY nice Sandra. I agree with the others.

SandeVBL
06-22-2014, 08:35 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Jun-2014/1734759-Cathy_400finished4_sm.jpg
Finished, sprayed, and touched up in the computer.
Title: Sheltered with Love, 12x12"

jonc50
06-23-2014, 01:28 AM
Very nice piece!

Jon C.

SandeVBL
06-23-2014, 09:35 AM
Thank you, Jon. I like doing people I know.

M.Mason
06-23-2014, 11:12 AM
This is so precious! Great work!

PatrickHedges
06-24-2014, 06:55 AM
Yes, a lovely piece!!

nelvia
06-25-2014, 08:44 AM
This is just beautiful and quite a moment. Hope those kids get a break going forward in life, but know they are starting out well with this special person, know she will make a difference. Are the faces cross hatched? Doesn't appear so, what did you use to scratch this?

SandeVBL
06-25-2014, 12:40 PM
Nelvia, thank you! I use mostly the #11 scalpel blade for skin. It's not really cross hatching - it probably leans more towards Lorna's style as best as I know it - very fine lines, light washes of diluted ink, turning the board to make very short light lines in all directions. At least that's how I try to do it. Sometimes it almost reminds me of the texture of an etching, which I like.