Dahte is one of the ten children of Barbara. She is a strong source of inspiration in my life. If I was half as kind, I would be happy. Though she never had any children, all of her nieces and nephews will agree, she is their second mom. She nurtured their souls. Growing up under modest means, Dahte valued each child and through her generosity she provided life changing trips to Europe that opened their world. Because of her my world is a better place. She believed in me in so many ways, my art, my hopes and dreams. How could I ever come close to tell her what she means to me. The palette color is Amethyst for the ring on her finger.
About this Collection
This is one of many small oil paintings in my series titled ‘Women’. They each represent family, friends and other women who bring inspiration in our daily lives. This project started out as a study for future color palettes for my larger paintings and emerged as little gems. At first when it came time to name each piece, I realized that each had their own personalities and reminded me of individuals that have touched my life in some way.