My Rock by Karen  Hull

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This is the woman who is my rock, my best friend, who first introduced me to art via her own creativity, and who has taught me more about life and love with more wisdom than anyone I know – My Mum ox.

Done with Conte pencils, pastel pencils, coloured pencils and pan pastels on wood.


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Full time artist and illustrator, specialising in realistic images in a range of mediums, but particularly favouring coloured pencils.

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  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 3 years ago

    Such a beautiful portrait of a beautiful woman!
    Karen, I have no doubt your mother will be extremely happy with this.
    She has a warm and soft face..and such wonderful sensitive eyes…
    and we know these are the stairways to the soul.
    You are very fortunate to have such a wonderful bond with your mother….and I know you will continue to cherish that :o))

  • You always see right through my artwork to the core of the subject Sharon. Mum is warm and soft and sensitive and you have nailed it to a tee. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. I have a few friends whose Mums have passed away and it reminds me to absolutely cherish every moment with her, although sadly she lives 1000 km away – thank goodness for the phone!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 3 years ago

    such a beautiful portrait Karen of your special mum…showing a soft and gentle understanding in her eyes ..I understand totally why she is the ‘rock’ in your life…just lovely:)

  • You are so right Linda – that’s exactly what she is like and thank you so much for your kind words – you’re a darling!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 3 years ago

    Excellent…..your mother must be very proud of you…..!

  • Well, she’s my Mum and of course they are always proud of their kids, but I’m just as proud of her too Ellen – thank you!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • Michele Filoscia
    Michele Filosciaover 3 years ago

    What a wonderful work ! And what beautiful words about your mom. Have a good WE.

  • Thank you so much Michele for your lovely words and hope you have a fabulous weekend too!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • Betty Smith_Voce
    Betty Smith_Voceover 3 years ago

    One very lively looking woman! Great portrait of your beloved mother…

  • Thank you so very much Betty for your wonderful words and she is very beloved!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonover 3 years ago

    What a beautiful thing to say about your mum, she must be very proud of you, gorgeous portrait, well done :o)x

  • Thank you so much Josie – Mum always denies that she was my main source of inspiration for art, but she underestimates herself, and whilst I know she is proud of me, I am completely indebted to her for so much!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • MaryStewart
    MaryStewartover 3 years ago

    stunning portrait,so realistic,you have a beautiful mother.

  • She is beautiful Marie – on the inside and the out, and I love her to bits – thank you so much for your kind words!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    Beautiful portrait, and tribute!

  • Thank you heaps Cindy for your lovely thoughts – much appreciated!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 3 years ago

    Lovely Portrait;your’e Lucky to have such a Great Mom:-)

  • Don’t I know it Robyn, I’m always grateful that I was blessed with such a wonderful mother and wouldn’t be where I am today without her – thank you for stopping by!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • Zi-O
    Zi-Oover 3 years ago

    What fantastic work….truly lovely~! ;-)

  • Thank you so much Zi-O for stopping by and for your wonderful feedback!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

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