Saturday, September 12, 2009

For Claudel, 6x6 Oil

I couldn't paint yesterday. This painting was after a couple of wipe-offs. Sally Dean made these little tiny (2 inches, no lie) buckets with fresh flowers from her garden as gifts the other night. So my plan was to paint it, but it was difficult, because all I could think about was this wonderful young man (29 years old), a brother of a dear friend of mine, who died in an accident at work the night I got these flowers. For you, Claudel, with thanks for being the kind of person who brought sunshine into the lives of all you met. Pin It

9 comments:

  1. That's just the saddest thing I've heard; and your painting iss sweet. I love the yellow reflection on the wee bucket.

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  2. That is so sweet kelley
    my heart goes out ti the family and friends of Claudel
    You are a dear dear person
    And a fantastic artist!

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  3. This is luscious. Very strong and sure. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

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  4. I'm so so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. (((HUGS)))
    This painting is a lovely way to remember him. It's quite beautiful. Love those buttery colors on the black background.

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  5. What a tragedy. You are so kind to paint a work in his memory.

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  6. You guys are the best. Thank you for all your supportive comments. Who says the blogging community isn't 'real'? It sure FEELS real!

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  7. Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, Kelley. Beautiful Painting.

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  8. Kelley, thanks for letting me know about Claudel. I still can't believe it. Anyway, your painting is a lovely tribute to him. You're right, he was a lovely, courteous, and handsome young man and a loving brother to our friend. I'm glad you painted for him.

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  9. What bright and beautiful flowers. Surely a fitting memorial.

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