Mother and Child

When I attend the November Spring Maid Watermedia Workshops, I am drawn to the fishermen on the Spring Maid pier.  I have done a series of paintings of the photographs I've taken.  Whole families come out in their winter gear to fish, and I find it not unlike a play being performed for my benefit.  I wanted to paint this little boy and his mother and call it "Mother and Child" so that my viewer can consider its implications of the nativity, the idea of fishermen, the whole layered possibilities of the premise of fishing--people's passion for pulling something unknown from the ocean. I'd love to hear your comments.