An Aunt’s Love

The winds of grace are blowing all the time.
You have only to raise your sail.

–Sri Ramakrishna

An Aunt’s Love

8″ x 8″ Acrylic on Ampersand Artist Panel

This is my niece holding the hand of her niece.  It’s lots of layers of Golden Fluid Acrylic.  I had fun playing with the shadows on this one.

Ryan (asmalltowndad) painted a beautiful watercolor from this photo.  You can see it here.

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (Bengali: Ramkṛiṣṇo Pôromôhongśo) (February 18, 1836 – August 16, 1886), born Gadadhar Chattopadhyay (Bengali: গদাধর চট্টোপাধ্যায় Gôdadhor Chôţţopaddhae), was a famous mystic of 19th-century India. His religious school of thought led to the formation of the Ramakrishna Mission by his chief disciple Swami Vivekananda- both were influential figures in the Bengali Renaissance as well as the Hindu renaissance during the 19th and 20th centuries. Many of his disciples and devotees believe he was an avatar or incarnation of God.  more…

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jaybastian
    Aug 01, 2010 @ 19:10:38

    This is a lovely painting, Beth!

    Reply

  2. CarolKing
    Jul 30, 2010 @ 20:10:59

    I can only echo what Leslie said. You really do have a special talent! I love all your work. This one’s a beauty and I can’t imagine your niece NOT wanting it.

    Reply

  3. lesliepaints
    Jul 30, 2010 @ 09:21:52

    What a gift you have! You make things look so simple when they are really difficult images to describe. Your hands are beautiful, Beth.

    Reply

    • Beth Parker
      Jul 30, 2010 @ 09:51:59

      My goodness, Leslie, what a nice thing to say!! I almost didn’t post this one. I have my issues with it. But I really did enjoy the shadows a lot, so posted for that. If my niece likes it, it’s hers. I’m going to wait and see. 😀

      Reply

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