View Full Version : Sheltered with Love - FINISHED

06-16-2014, 02:28 PM
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!!

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.

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

06-17-2014, 08:36 PM
Today's progress - still a ways to go.

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

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

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

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

06-22-2014, 08:35 PM
Finished, sprayed, and touched up in the computer.
Title: Sheltered with Love, 12x12"

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

Jon C.

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

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

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

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?

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.