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Family Portrait – Loving Leah

This painting was inspired by a Hallmark presentation called Loving Leah. Leah's mother said concerning her daughter's happiness, "A mother is only as happy as her saddest child" This touched me and I knew I had to paint.

The mother in this version has one small tear in each eye. Her child is smiling.

I suppose you could say this was also an experiment with textures and cubism.  Also, I wanted a rustic look to show the extent to which this pair endured hardships.  Trials and tribulations have taken a tole on them both, still nothing can corrode or break down a bond made of love and nurturing.

Some may be able to see a mother and child in this painting while others might see a woman and her inner child. On a more spiritual level one could see themselves in the arms of the  One who loved them first. In all three examples hardships have been endured and beauty is untouched.

Title: Family Portrait - Loving Leah
Art by: F. Magdalene

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