right now I am missing painting on location. There is still too much snow and last week the temperatures dipped to minus 27. So I am posting “Island In The Sun” in memory of a warm day and sunshine!
Paintings done on location come with lots of memories. In this case it was 2012 and a few months before my mother would pass away in a care home. I was exhausted and this trip to Howard and to paint was medicine for me.
I cared for my mother for 4 years after her stroke while she was in a facility. She was able to talk and to write and recall her life. However she had lost the use of the left side of her body. She needed so much help and assistance. I learned how to use the lift and filled in the many blanks left by our senior care system. We had a great time together and as one of my mentors she continued to teach me.
So like I said. Painting on location and the paintings that come out of these trips are memories of the road travelled at the time.
Right now I am looking at expanding on my current art theme which is “The Expression Of Life”. I am planning a series of quick conte sketch’s capturing the essence of the expression. Pictures like Apache. Wish me well and I hope to hear from you. Has it been a long winter in your neck of the woods?
©Katie Kidwell, The Living of Loving, 2019
GWJ Creative Art