Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Middle Child

Middle Child
20 x 30
Oil on Canvas


Middle Child, as the title would suggest, is based on how a middle child feels.  It is often written that a middle child gets lost between the older and younger siblings.  I am a middle child.   I have two older brothers and two younger brothers.  Because my siblings are all male I was never really lost in the abyss that many middle children feel.  I was the only girl in a family of men...I always felt special..always felt loved and always felt relevant.  Being the only girl in a family of men helped me in many ways.  I was brought up believing I could accomplish any thing I aspired to.  I am a problem solver, a do it yourselfer, and a self starter.  

In my 50's I decided I wanted to be a portrait artist.  Most of my family was supportive and I believe they have all had portraits painted as I practice my craft.  I constantly strive to improve through daily painting, classes and studying the works of others.  I feel very fortunate to be able to pursue this dream.  I know I have a lot to learn, a long way to go...but I am pleased with my progress so far and look forward to the future.  


  1. I really enjoyed reading this post Maria! You have certainly achieved in your life, that's for sure! I'm the youngest of two girls. Pro's and cons to being the eldest and the youngest I think! I love your painting. The small girl on that large chair... A perfect composition! :0)

  2. I am the oldest ch I'll ld and my husband is
    the youngest. I don't know if birth order or family dynamics made us different, but I am definitely the ambitious go better while he is the diplomatic kill them with logic type. What is funny is our middle child is a carbon copy if my hubby the youngest. Love the painting!


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