My Little One by Paige Payne
This painting has been in the works for a few months. It first came to fruition when I became aware that there is not a lot of artwork of Heavenly Mother/Mother Earth with boys/men. I realized that I do not portray male figures in my artwork very often, and I was so excited to paint Heavenly Mother with one of her sons.
I think it is incredibly important for boys and men to know that they have a Heavenly Mother, who is equal in every way to Heavenly Father, and who loves and cares for them just as much as He does. When I have a baby boy someday, I will want him to know this.
The relationship my mum has with my little brother has always been special. He is much younger than me, and so I vividly remember watching my mum cradle him like this when he was tiny. When our Heavenly Mother has the chance, I am certain she will want to hold each of our brothers like this, and remind them that they are so incredibly loved.
As I paint Heavenly Mother, I have come to really feel like I know her. Her face comes to me so easily when I paint Her. Always. It’s the rest of the painting that is tricky and takes a while-but her face, comes instantly. And I’m so incredibly grateful for that.