Sunday by © Karin  Taylor

This painting won the First Prize of the RB Mothers Day challenge 2010

australia, children, church, eyes, girl, kids, mother, pram, sunday

23 sales of this design so far, thank you!

Original pencil drawing on Aquarelle Arches paper 56 × 76cm
Drawing 15 hours/painting 12 hours = 27 hours total

A digitally painted hand drawn artwork… the inspiration for this is “Meeting Places”…

As a child one of the most frequent things we did together as a family was to attend church on Sundays, I went to a Catholic School and the church I remember best was St Agnes’ at Port Macquarie… the nuns would come over for morning tea sometimes, and the priests would come for dinner occasionally…they were the days of fun parish picnics and life that wasn’t so hurried..when we took time to socialise, meeting and enjoying one another’s company.

Mum was/is a great cook and host…and although this picture isn’t authentic as a portrait of her and myself…it’s representative.

It’s also representative of new life and hope for the future, as the mother figure is with child….. and the child herself nurtures the wildlife…perhaps she is taking them to church for a blessing… perhaps the joey has lost his mother and needs nursing til he can fend for himself.

The kookaburra is all seeing and all knowing….. the wise overseer of the bush… in this case, he stands in as the owl figure.

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  • nishagandhi
    nishagandhiover 5 years ago


  • thx so very much nishagandhi!!

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Warren. A. Williams
    Warren. A. Wil...over 5 years ago

    Gee this is just toooooo good, love the colours and the comp.

  • thank you so much Warren, so glad you like it… i worked real hard on this one :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanover 5 years ago

    oh Karin… this is beautiful…. it will be among my favorites!!! when my daughter blesses me with a grandchild.. might have to get this for her!!! I LOVE IT!!!
    Also love the rich colors you used this time… very nice indeed!!!

  • aw, thank you so much, that’s a lovely response to this…so pleased you like it!! xx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackover 5 years ago

    This is extraordinary Karin…she is having a baby, and her eyes express all that she feels…yet there is humour here as well…as always, there is great humanity in your work…

  • thx so much Janis, you always see so much and express it so well back to me….i wish i could articulate like that….sorry I’ve been a bit absent, but this has taken me a lot of hours..hope to be back to the bub soon :) xx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisover 5 years ago

    Oh my gosh this is so adorable brilliant art-work Karin…..

  • aw, thank you so much Renate, i am so pleased you like it…i’m worn out after this one!! i gave it 100 percent :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • gillsart
    gillsartover 5 years ago

    This is gorgeous Karin ! You have done well ! The colours are very warm and earthy ,,,,,,detail is incredible!

  • thank you so much gillian!! I’m tickled to bits you like it…. i had to get it very Australian and earthy…it was so hard….as I started off with it being all English and the lawns and mountains….and i really had to stop myself and make it Aussie, Aussie, Aussie – glad i did now ;) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • AmandaH
    AmandaHover 5 years ago

    Stunning!!!!…love the colours… :o)

  • thank you so very much Amanda!!… it’s really good to see you :) xxx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Elucidate
    Elucidateover 5 years ago

    a truly worthwile twenty-seven hours, karin. this is beautiful, rich with sentimentality, symbolism and personal experience. i love it.

  • thank you, thank you, thank you!!! i love the way you describe it…wonderful, most appreciated :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Ming  Myaskovsky
    Ming Myaskovskyover 5 years ago

    Breathtakingly beautiful, accompanied by an eloquent description.
    I love it, another masterpiece and another chance for win !!! :D

  • thank you so very very much Ming!!! hugs xoxox

    – © Karin Taylor

  • sorina
    sorinaover 5 years ago

    wow, Karin! It’s absolutely perfect!!!!I love the colour choices, the composition, the details are awesome…love it!

  • so happy you saw it…you’re up late Sorina!!! lol
    thanx so very much…i’m thrilled you like it, thrilled!!! did i say how thrilled i am :) xxxx

    – © Karin Taylor

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