Yes, I know, I am surrounded by artists!
And no, I am not an artist! Hahaha
My mother, Maria Loreto Parada Miller, has been painting for many many years just for the fun of it. So choosing the paintings of this post took quite a few steps, first was what was easiest to find, second what was not a copy of some famous artist, and third my hands were pretty shaky, so the pictures that were the best ones I took. ;)
My mom graduated a chemical engineer, but her job ended up being mommy! :)
She loves to run, bike, swim, play tennis and do a whole bunch of exercises, but also she really enjoys painting. Most her work was done when we lived in South Africa, where she took a few classes, so with the African nostalgia, a lot of her paintings are related to it, but I must say I love them, specially because it reminds me of a beautiful time we had there.
|Zulu ladies by Loreto|
|Still life by Loreto|
|Wild flowers by Loreto|
This is made with pastel colours on pastel paper. Same technique of the bottom picture.
|Rialto Bridge of Venice by Loreto|
|Copper Jug by Loreto|
|Arab Man and Indian Woman by Loreto|
|The children by Loreto|
Pastel colours on pastel paper with glass protection.
|The craftsmen by Loreto|
|Xhosa Lady by Loreto|
|Dad and son by Loreto|
So what do you think of her art?
Should she keep the painting going?