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Mother and Child by ClintCearley Mother and Child by ClintCearley
Shot this for the cover of a magazine that was running it's major article on motherhood. I used sunlight coming through a glass door on the right side and a posterboard to reflect light on the left. Think I used a Canon 20D.
Hope you enjoy, Cheers
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zizhou1109 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
helenscreations Featured By Owner Edited Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, I was wondering if I can use this picture as a reference for a painting which I will be giving as a christmas gift. It will not be used professionally or commercially. I will credit you for the reference. I would also  like to post it here on deviant art.. When I am done, I can link it to you? Please let me know thanks. 
ClintCearley Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Professional General Artist
That would be fine, look forward to seeing the result!
JackieWhall Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for this photo - I have used it as a reference for a painting and have been asked by a magazine 'OurMagnet' whether they can use it on a meditation page. Is this ok with you? - I would obviously credit you as the reference source of the painting. As far as I can work out, the magazine is not for profit - it's edited by volunteers.
Here's a link to my painting:…
ClintCearley Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
I'm sorry but I have to say no as I do not have permission from the model for her likeness to be used in any commercial way.
Miss-Audaum-Lovet Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
i love her eyes. its just a great pitcture
amir-gallery Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Artist
very nice... thank you...
fryewriter Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Where are the prayers of the mothers,
Prayers so silently pled?
They're shining at midnight
Glowing in moonlight
Lighting our way ahead.
AngelaFariello Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
I have something to ask you.

My church is organizing a rapresentation of the Nativity (with real people, I mean).
I'm wondering if I could use this amazing picture in the poster I'm preparing to promote the event.

Even if I am a graphic designer I'm doing this work totally for free, as usual, and also the event is no-profit.

I'm asking to you because I love this photo and I don't have the chance to make one like this by myself.

Thank you for your attantion and sorry for my bad english.
alesan94 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really touching! :heart: i love her eyes!
Jrduncan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
duuude, this is from NGJ is it not? I can't believe you shot for them.
ClintCearley Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're absolutely right, it was for NGJ.
N-rose5 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tahnja Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
this is divine...would love to see more of your photography skills. I am holding a small exhibition of my religious works...I would like to paint some new work and would really love to include a painting from this photo. I would like to sell the original painting and offer prints and such from my painting at my online sites. I would, of course, credit you for the original photo. Any other requirements please let me know when you respond as to whether I may have permission to paint from this image?

God bless you
ClintCearley Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes and no. I don't mind you painting from the photo for yourself but I don't have permission from the model to allow others to use her likeness for show or profit.
Tahnja Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ok, that's fair enough.I appreciate the response. God bless you :heart:
fluffylink Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Featured here for my mother's day journal [link]
the13seeker Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
umm im doing a surreal monochromatic piece as an assessment at school and im wondering if i can use this as a basis for my work. my decided theme/topic is on a mother/child relationship so this could help me a lot.
ShellyBad Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very tender scene!!
4481104 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student General Artist
theuglycrow Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
it's ver impressive :+fav:
JawaEater Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! I love how the cloth matches the models pretty colored eyes.
Tahnja Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
such an exceptionally beautiful image
RominaSantana-Art Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi! I was wondering if you would let me use it for reference for a painting study? The colours, the fabric and the lighting are perfect for the concepts I want to learn. Of course I would link the source and give credit!
ClintCearley Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
That would be perfectly fine with me, I appreciate you asking first. Send me a link of it when you finish, I'd like to see how it turns out :)
RominaSantana-Art Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great, thank you! :hug:
kh5j Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
really vErY nIcE
MelATCK Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful. Her eyes just suck me in! :D
Greengirl866 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Very nice :D
Frenzyy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
featured: [link] :)
Tricia-Danby Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional Artist
Featured this lovely artwork here: [link] :iconyoureverywelcome:
Shadow-T-Matsumoto Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Student Writer
I LOVE IT. There is nothing else to say.

See, I was trying to come up with a picture to embody a large bit about woman and mother that I made a long time ago, and this just seems right.
Anailen Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Oh my, it's such a beautiful photo! :wow: It looks so touching and emotional and full of love, grace and tenderness! I just love this work and as "!Peachydog" said it reminds me of Mother Mary and baby Jesus! Really good job! :heart:
DEAFHPN Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work I saw that you allowed some one to use it as a reff may I ??? X3 Ill give you all the credit you need hehe ^+^
ClintCearley Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
As long as it's non-profit use and you have a link, feel free :)
DEAFHPN Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh alrighty then thank you very much ^_^
kkyak1 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really beautiful composition, light and models. Fantastic! It is also very moving emotionally. Her eyes are very engaging.
Peachydog Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
The first time I saw this I thought it was Mother Mary and baby Jesus, it's really good shot.
scrapsaurus Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow! :faint: the light is amazing
mike-reiss Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful image! It looks like a painting by the first view! :love:
Thanks for allowing me to add it to the groups gallery! :hug:
MoxMonica Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Student Photographer
Featured in my journal and also in a news article: [link]

:new:PLEASE FAV THE NEWS ARTICLE SO MORE PEOPLE WILL SEE YOUR WORK!!! (at the bottom of the article click on "add favorite"...)
Shpout Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
May I use it as a reference? I would like to draw a pic inspired by it... of course with all due credit to you...
Let me know if that would be ok!
again simply stunning and captivating!
ClintCearley Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
I have no problem with that. Just cite the source and I wish you the best at it :)
Shpout Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
thank you thank you! Here it is: [link]
Ninjerina Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Student General Artist
This reminds me of the renaissance paintings of Mary with baby Jesus but with a more humane portrayal. Beautiful
Superman4ever Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
Neoconvoy Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Student General Artist
CandiceSmithPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
This image has been featured in my latest news article, titled "From Being a Child - To having Your Own", found here


I hope you like it :)
thepunisherone Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
I like it! Beautiful shot!
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