|"Nana's Girl" - 12"x16" (oil on board). - SOLD -|
This may go in the Kalispel, Montana Hockaday Museum member's salon later this month. I love late-sunset color and had fun with this piece, inspired by Impressionists (of course) as well as by the two lovely subjects of the painting: my mother-in-law (Deb), and daughter (Ember). I hope this communicates something of the bond between parents and children, as well as grandparents and grandchildren. It is not comprehensible to anyone who has not experienced it. It is, as a wise man recently taught, the epitome and "source of human happiness."
As may be apparent to those of you who have tried fabricating such a scene, I caught a NON-fabricated, completely candid moment! I only rearranged minor elements in the composition, such as replacing a strewn grill cover on the deck for a flowerpot: almost everything else was really just "as is" - amazing.
Isn't it ironic how sometimes you search far and wide for something that has been, as it were, right in your backyard all along?