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First Love
First Love

First Love

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First Love is a mixed media piece is very special me, a portrait of Mary and baby Jesus. As a mother (of 5!) I can remember those moments of closeness you feel where nothing else matters but that sweet baby in your arms. The world can be upside down and in total chaos but in this moment nothing else matters. I hope that this holiday season you will find some quiet peaceful moments to enjoy with your loved ones.

This is a 30x40 inch piece, the sides of this artwork are painted as a continuation of the front and it does not require framing.

Rita was born in Puerto Rico. Her family moved to Southern California in her toddler years where she attended high school and college. Rita, her husband, and her children now reside in Texas where she creates in her studio.

The focus of Rita's portraits is contemporary women with a whimsical twist. Her style merges characteristics of abstract expressionism with realism and portrait painting to convey not just the beauty of women, but their confidence and strength as well.  Rita's portraits of women are intensely personal. “The women I paint are an extension of me, of what I feel, how I process my surroundings, my thoughts, my joy.  They’re the confident strong women that I strive to be. Sometimes tough and daring, sometimes shy and reserved, but always self-assured and determined; they represent what captivates me in other women; the qualities I admire, and strengths that I strive to gain.” Rita draws inspiration from photography, nature, music, and life in general.

This piece is finished with a high-grade varnish, to defend it from harsh sunlight and dust. Dated and Signed lower right, countersigned, titled, and dated on the back.

  • Artist
    Rita Barakat

  • Creation Year
    2021

  • Dimensions
    Height:  30x40 in

  • Medium
    Canvas, Acrylic, Oil

  • Movement & Style
    Expressionist, Outsider Art

  • Period
    21st Century

  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Dallas, Texas

  • This is not a print or a replica, by purchasing this piece you will be obtaining an original one-of-a-kind artwork. The back of the artwork will be signed by me the artist confirming its authenticity. As the original artist, I uphold the copyrights of this image.

  • *All images are @Copyrighted Rita Barakat. Unauthorized use including any reproduction of this image for personal use or for resale, is NOT PERMITTED. PURCHASE DOES NOT TRANSFER ANY COPYRIGHT! Shipping in the US is included and insured

  • Shipping in the US is included and insured

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