Inspiring pictures for Writers – portrait of mother and child

BRIDGET WHELAN writer

solace-radell

Warning: this is a heartbreak of a painting.
It turns on its head the usual image of a mother and child; here it’s the child offering comfort and protection. It is something that happens often in real life but is rarely shown.
The dark colours of the domestic  interior suggest something has gone badly wrong, even the jaunty wallpaper adds to the sombre atmosphere, but the title offers hope. It’s not Despair or  Hunger or The End. No, it’s Solace and it’s not hard to imagine the pressure of the boy’s arms and his small head on his mother’s back helping her to get up from the table and face whatever has to be faced.
The artist is Renée Radell, mother of five, originally from rural Michigan, who broke into the New York art world. She used her kitchen as a studio and her fridge as an easel.
Solace is…

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Published by Henrietta Watson

Hello my name is Henrietta Watson. I am a mother of a 30 year old daughter and a 23 year old son. I also have a 5 year old granddaughter and a 3 year old granddaughter.I am a Security Officer. I also write short stories, blogs and poems. I like cooking,grilling,fishing,skating,playing billiards,going out to eat and going to see movies.

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