This is my mom. This work was created from a photo taken in the early sixties of her as she sat relaxing in our old living room. She had the walls of the apartment painted green to remind her of the waters of her native Puerto Rico. I can recall the hours of frolicking and rolling around on the rug at her feet as a young child. With every brush stroke of this painting, I was transported to these happier times. I miss those times. I miss my mom.
The original Pastel Painting is 18” x 24” and was completed by Vivian Lipman Denis in 2021.