Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Haven't posted anything in a while. My mother passed away in March, and I found myself unable to paint. I thought this was totally irrational since she was always, and I mean always a supporter of my art. Maybe it was just the grief, and seeing the effects of her passing on other family members.
I did manage to paint this portrait of her from a high school graduation photo. Usually I remember details about painting a particular piece, but this one was done in a fog. I remember wanting to do it for my brother as a gift, but that's about all. Then came a nasty slide of three months where I just could not paint.
So I'm happy to present this tribute to her, and thank her for all she did for me as an artist. I still use the drawing board she bought me at a garage sale in the early 70's. Probably always will...