Painting: Mother Nursing Infant

This is an older painting from the gallery.

Working on a painting, I get it to a certain point then put it aside.  I rarely finish a painting, even a small one, in a single sitting.  The task is to remain objective without becoming over critical of oneself, which can ruin a painting.

This is a painting of Amy nursing her son.  Amy was a model who worked in the art schools around Dayton, Ohio. She posed for one or two others paintings as well.  Her husband was an artist too, if memory serves.

I worked on this over several months.  I remember struggling with parts of it.  I like how I painted the sofa.

  1 comment for “Painting: Mother Nursing Infant

  1. So how many times do you actually walk away & return to a painting? For a small canvas, could you objectively revisi it as few as something like two times?

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