My mother passed away last month at 96. This sketch is from a photo of Mom as a young woman.
8x10 graphite and white charcoal on pastel paper

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Comment by Nelson Failing on November 7, 2017 at 3:36am

What a lovely rendering Anne...sorry to hear bout her passing....my mom is 90 and fit as a horse....lol...

Comment by Pamela Meredith on November 7, 2017 at 6:06am

very good graphite portrait Anne

Comment by Paul Dodd on November 7, 2017 at 8:44am

What a lovely piece, you can  see the love you put into it. It was to cope with the stress  after mum passed away and dad was giving up that I started painting. dad died 5 month later 

Comment by Ioannis Macheriotis on November 7, 2017 at 12:33pm

So sorry about your mother's passing. This is a wonderful drawing and a great tribute.

Comment by Anne Withers on November 7, 2017 at 3:07pm

Thank you everyone for your kind comments. Looking through all of Mom's old photographs to do a slideshow for the funeral service really brought back memories of her whole life. I'm not sure how old she was in the photograph I drew this from, but it was a striking picture and I just wanted to try my hand at it.

Comment by Anne Withers on November 7, 2017 at 6:32pm

Thank you Laura. I never thought of Mom as beautiful, and she never fussed with her looks (minimal makeup, beautiful white hair as she aged, comfortable clothing.) She always enjoyed the outdoors, so her skin aged as she did. But even her pictures as she aged have a certain warm beauty because of her beautiful spirit. This picture was probably around the time she got married.

Comment by Theresa Savage on November 8, 2017 at 2:46pm

Lovely portrait Anne of your mum

Comment by Anne Withers on November 9, 2017 at 2:49pm

Thank you P.J. Sorry for the loss of your mother too. Doing this sketch was very meaningful to me, and even though the picture is from when she was very young, the loving look in her eyes is the same look she had until she passed away.

Comment by Anne Withers on November 9, 2017 at 2:50pm

Thank you Theresa for your kind coment

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