Sunday, February 26, 2017

Original Oil Painting Sierra Nevada


Sierra Nevada

12" x 12"
Painted on gessobord.

It has been awhile since my last post. My father passed away January 30. He had a long wonderful 94 years for the most part but the last five were very challenging like these mountains. I tried several times to pick up the paint brush but could not seem to focus. I thought so much about all the challenges he had to fight the last few years. He was in and out of the hospital so much that the emergency room employees knew us my name. Right up to the end he fought. He knew how precious life was. My niece put together photo pictures that would play through a digital frame. Dad would spend countless hours looking at all the photos he had. Those photos and his favorite painting I made for him were such a comfort for him. What was a surprise to us all was when the photo frame froze on his baby picture during the last 48 hours when Dad was in hospice care. It was Dad's time to go. My biggest fan and loving father will always be in my heart.

  I painted this from a photo challenge on DPW. Thanks Carol Marine for posting it. Your timing was perfect to get me started again. 


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