I always try to put in two pieces, one I've finished and another graphite drawing from my sketchbook. Please take a look at both, as they are quite different.
In my experience some folks don't quite know how to react when the loss of a loved one is brought into the spotlight. So, I have featured this first painting which has a sad feeling (but with hope!)--and the sketch below, which is a bit more light-hearted and whimsical. ((hugs))
In explanation, I have been feeling sad the past two days. I couldn't figure out why, until I realized this is right about the time Dad had the stroke which took him from us a month later. I will likely grieve his loss in our lives for the rest of mine. We all will.
This is an acrylic painting I made for my Mom right after Daddy died. It is really really big--and I had to photograph it. The photograph doesn't do the original painting justice, as the colors are more neon than the original. Still--it conveys the weeping heart of the dear Shepherd, Whom Mumsie loves.
I spent hours and hours writing out every Bible verse I could find about hope and comfort onto the canvas. Even if your beliefs are different than mine--hope is universal. Blessings and hope to each of you.
And now the more light-hearted, whimsical side, here is another peek into my sketchbook. Above is a little faery playing a morning melody. She marched out of my pencil yesterday as the workers pounded, thudded, thwacked and sawed a tumult of noise, as they worked on the chimney!
PS I just found out I've been featured on Paint Party Friday! What an honor--thank you!
Have a lovely day, sweet Friends! Happy Paint Party Friday!