Saturday, September 11, 2010

Mother and Child

Sometime in August I received the e-mail newsletter of promotions from Sips N Strokes and then looked at the September calendar of paintings. The only one that caught my eye was the one on the evening of September 11, a painting called "Mother and Child" (promotion: free cheesecake samples!). All spring I had been wanting to paint one called "Guardian Angel" with an angel holding a baby under her wings, but I just couldn't get it together to get that one painted. So when I saw this one, I decided that I must paint it.

The only problem was what to do with the baby. Thank you everyone for the encouragement to take him with me. I got there early enough to choose a table that didn't have any easels set up at the end of it, so I put Oscar on the table in his carrier and sat right next to him while painting. He slept like a champ. During one break he was still sleeping but twitchy, so I took him out to the car and fed him. He didn't cry until I was packing up my stuff and getting ready to leave to come home. The Lord is so, so good. I needed that! Here's my final masterpiece. Guess who it is:

And, I didn't have to go alone. Three friends were able to go with me at the last minute. Thanks, Ladies!

Thank you to Eli for putting Elsie to bed so that I could go. I hope you enjoyed the Bama game in relative peace and quiet. ;)



Colleen said...

what a pretty picture! I saw your statuses on fb about doing this, and I'm glad you went. I would have volunteered to do it with you, but it's kiiiiiind of far for me to drive there for one night! :)

Amanda U. said...

What a sweet baby to let his momma paint. Beautiful picture, Erin. Great job!