Mother Nature's Child
24" x 36" Oil Paint on Linen
Currently this painting is being exhibited at the State Botanical Gardens in Athens Georgia, through mid Feb. 2011. This is a portrait of a little girl who had been out on a hike with her mother, a photographer. They had found a meadow and picked the wildflowers that she is wearing and holding. Her mother taught her how to make the garland for her hair by weaving the flower stems together. I had been taught to weave garlands as a child many years ago too. The flowers are Shasta Daisies, Coreopsis, Red Clover and some others I can’t identify.
I wonder how many people still do th... [More]