Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dia De Los Muertos "Day of the Dead"

Day of the Dead Acrylic PaintingCompleted Painting~

Day of the Dead painting work in progressWork in progress~

Day of the Dead painting in poorgress
This shot is in natural indoor light & looked a bit muted~
Day of the Dead painting close up of the faceClose up of face prior to eyes completed~
Day of the Dead painting close up of the skullClose up of skull~

To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die. ~Thomas Campbell "Hallowed Ground"
These are my Dia De Los Muertos, "Day of the Dead" painting completed its title is Tributo. I was tempted and still may change the champagne color under her head where I have written Tributo which is tribute in Spanish I was thinking of the same blue that is in the background in other places. For now it will stay as is. I made this to honor my mother as well as other's mothers, grandmothers, sisters and loves~This past summer was the third anniversary of my mom's passing~ To learn more about Day of the Dead & cultures celebration of it visit here.
How do you honor your loved ones passing? Have you created a work of art to honor someone who was special to you?


  1. ~your painting is moving...inspiring by such thoughts...to honor and remember...we can give no greater gift to thee...may your heart always feel the l♥ve of them and your mind always be at ease being aware and knowing they are walking each day by your side...silently guiding you on your way...much l♥ve and light upon you~

  2. Thank you faerwillow for your lovely words~ Your thoughts and how you express them are so beautiful and mean so much to me. (hugs) ~Theresa

  3. What a great painting and wonderful tribute to your mother!! Wini xo

  4. Oh my this is such a beautiful tribute to your mama and i am loving this painting so much! The colors just pop! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!


  5. Thank you Wini and Jacqueline, I really appreciate your kind words. I am sending my mom love every time I paint, she was a big cheer leader to reach for your dreams~


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