Thursday, February 13, 2014
That I am instead an interested, compassionate spectator, what do I see? How do I feel?
What is being communicated?
Natural sunlight and the way it falls on a youthful body , the shadows cast. Often blue.
A document of years of life.
The lives of our four children from the time they were born until the time they were young adults.
All of my 30's and 40's are in these paintings.
I was astonished by the emotion I felt as a new mom.
I was humbled by the responsibility of parenting.
My eyes teared up when they did things I was proud of.
At their beauty and how quickly they changed from one day to the next. Like water and sky.
Watercolour is a patient medium and appreciates it when the artist can wait.
Use minutes to splash colour on.
Wait hours before doing that again.