Sunday, March 7, 2010

Painting No. 18 - Size 8c


8" x 8" - Oil on Canvas
NFS


Upfront warning that this is a little heavy. You may need to go watch My Little Pony or something after reading this...

One thing that drives all painting is perspective. Normally this involves one point, two point, etc. but I think it also involves where you are and what you bring to an object.

This is a painting of a pair of shoes. But to me, this is a painting about how fast my daughter is growing up and how there's not a lot I can do about it. That's what I see.

Then, this weekend I go and watch my friends bury their newborn son who died a few hours after being born. They are not thinking abut him not growing up so fast - they're wishing he was here for one more day.

Perspective is what helps us see who we are and what's really important. Like a little pair of shoes.

2 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, brother, this is beautiful...this post instantly invoked tears! Absolutely beautiful and poingnant. Love you!

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  2. Beautifully painted and beautifully written!! That's why I always kept your shoes!!

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