Sunday, April 22, 2007

Mother's Day Portrait

Mother's Day is coming in May.....and I've painted a mother and child portrait. The painting is loosely based on a portrait by Ammi Phillips, portraitist from around 1811 to 1862. His original portrait of Mrs. Russell Dorr and her child Maria Esther showed the child with her eyes closed.
It looked a little too much like a mourning portrait, or at least a very sleepy baby. So, I decided to paint the child with her eyes wide open looking up at Momma! This portrait will be for sale on the American Folk Art website (please see My Links) in a few days when I place it the beautiful frame I've purchased for it and take some photos!


Annie said...

This is stunning, Suzanne! It gave me goosebumps!

I love your work! So glad to know you!


Rhoda said...

Suzanne, thanks for stopping by to say hello! And welcome to the world of blogging. I'm fairly new myself, but it's amazing how many friends I've made already. Please come back often to visit!

Southern Hospitality

PAT said...


I followed you from Southern Hospitality-Rhoda. So happy I did. What a gifted artist you are! You do beautiful work.

Welcome to the world of blogging! I'm still fairly new, too.

Hope to visit here often and hope you will stop by the back porch for a visit!

Back Porch Musings

Southern Heart said...

Hi Suzanne...welcome to the blogging world! I am like Pat and Rhoda in that I am also a fairly new blogger. I think that you will enjoy the wonderful people you meet. It has truly been my most rewarding internet experience by far.

I featured your blog and work on my blog today (, so that everyone can enjoy visiting you as much as I have. I love your art; I grew up in with parents who love and appreciate the primitive, so my eyes lit up when I saw your paintings. I added your blog link to mine, and also your art links to my "artistic finds" link list.

It is so nice to meet you! I look forward to getting to know you,


Southern Heart said...

Suzanne, thank you for the sweet note...I feel lucky to have found *you*!

Love, Andrea

Tweetums said...

I love this painting! It's so sweet. You truely are very talented, Auntie Suz.

Love ya,

FrenchGardenHouse said...


I am so glad to have found your blog. Your art is stunning, I'm glad that you are blogging so I could see your work.

I am really new to blogging, it's been so wonderful, please come visit me sometime!
Going to relish your paintings now...Lidy

Susie Q said...

Your work is stunning and amazing. I am in awe.

So glad to have *met* you.

Our beloved nephew is undergoing testing now and they are looking at *high functioning autism* He is 4...and, our grown son is now being told that he most probably has a very *mild*, as THEY say, case of Aspergers (NO one ever seemed to know exactly why he had problems with social aspects and testing, etc) so I know some of what you face. But YOU are a hero to me...blessings to you.


gina said...

Wow, I love the painting! You are GOOD!