Vera came into my life when I was dating her husband’s brother. She soon became an important role model for me as I approached young adulthood. Vera and Raymond open their home to this bride giving me a wedding celebration as they had done for so many others. Vera, the mother of three sons named my first-born daughter. It seems like only yesterday when she came over in the middle of the night reassuring me through the painful process that two hours later lead to her birth. As I look back, I can clearly see how she was completely devoted to raising her family. But oh how I admired her when she not only went back to school, she went further and completed her master’s degree. My choice of color for this palette was to portray a soft, bubbly sophistication that Vera brings to others.
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.