Thursday, April 16, 2015

Getting Ready - A mother's encouraging hand

"Getting Ready"
6 x 6
Oil on Raymar panel


Pablo Picasso said "painting is just another way of keeping a diary."  Truer words were never spoken.  I love telling stories with my paintings...but it is not always my story.  This particular painting is a mother fixing her daughter's hair before a ballet performance.  The girl looks a little worried...the mother is calm and reassuring her daughter.  Who doesn't appreciate the confident, calm voice of reason telling you that everything will be all right...that you will be fabulous...and that the audience will love you.  It is a classic moment.  

Though this particular moment is not my is representative of my mom's encouragement.  She would always tell me that everything would be all right...that I can accomplish anything I put my mind to...that the sky is the limit.  

Because of my family's belief in me I have always set high goals.  I aim high...I believe I can...


  1. Lovely work Maria and the story! My Grandmother used to say that to me and it's something I have always told my daughter and is so true:)

    1. Thanks Karen...we are lucky to have had such great encouragement!


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