When I painted little Gloria I was thinking about the production Les Miserable, about Éponine specifically. That character touches me. She loves intensely but quietly. She needs to be recognized yet she is always in the shadows. She has mastered her environment but her heart has been shielded from decay. She's rough and fragile, equally.
Good news. The painting Gloria is being packaged to travel half way across the United States to a wall waiting just for her.
Although the original has been placed, you can purchase prints from my Redbubble shop in the section for children. Please see the sidebar for the Redbubble link.
I love moments like this, I really do.
The painting shows a young girl in a shadowed world. She holds herself up. Her eyes are wide with sorrow but they are still beautiful. Crayola crayon layers create a sense of depth and emotion that contrast with, and complements the young child.
Art Title: Gloria
Art by: Faith Magdalene Austin
Size: 5.5 × 8.5
Media: Paper, wax, ink
Finish: Signed on the front and back, heat sealed
Mat and frame her well.
Thank you for choosing Gloria,