Wednesday, February 4, 2015

My Hero - Daddy is home

My Hero - Daddy is Home
16 x 20
Oil on Raymar Panel

Sketch for larger piece/NFS

While visiting my son and his wife on a military base last summer I was fortunate to catch some touching moments between some military members and their families.  This is one such moment.  This dad had just gotten home from work and I could feel the love as he hugged his daughters.  I did this quick sketch in anticipation of doing a larger piece using some or all of these figures.  

The look the youngest daughter is giving her father is the one that completely stole my heart.  Not only do I love the feeling it gives me, as an artist I love the angle of her head and the lines in her jaw and neck.  Such a beautiful angle.  


  1. Beautiful work Maria! This painting gave me goose-bumps!!! The girls are looking at their Dad with such love.

  2. What an awesome gift you have in art Maria! Connecting with all the emotions and relations that are part of being human. Beautiful!


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