Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Blues

Tomorrow it will be a year since my father passed away...a year without...but I treasure the over four decades I had with him! I did this painting from an old B&W photograph of my Dad and I wonder if the shades of blue were a subconscious indication of my state of mind.

11 comments:

Novice Naturalist said...

These anniversaries are hard, I know. I love the colors in this painting, especially the moody blues playing off against the spots of green and the reddish orange of his hands and the cushion behind him. This must have been a very satisfying process, painting this.

Lorraine Watry, NWS said...

I think this is wonderful! There is such a dynamic feel about it and just the right amount of detail.

Jennifer Edwards said...

To me, a viewer, the blues only serve to speak of joy...like sparkly blue jewels. Your love for your dad comes through very warmly even in blues. I'll be thinking of you as you remember and reminisce.
Exquisite painting!

A Brush with Color said...

What a wonderful portrait of your dad, Annelein. Having just lost my own dad, I can relate to what you say here...thinking of you and your dear dad...

Anonymous said...

Wonderful portrait of your dad. That's a great pose...kind of casual, contemplative. I'm drawn to your painting.

~ Monique

jill polsby said...

Your paintings are just more wonderful with every passing day. This is a fantastic tribute to your dad.....The colors, the faded face....Our memories begin to fade with time....I just love this! I'm sorry you had to recognize an anniversary of his loss.

AK said...

Your love really shows. Fabulous.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Truly a beautiful painting of your dad, Annelein. I too miss my dad; I only had him for just shy of 25 years. Your dad reminds me of Clark Gable in this poignant portrait.

Meera Rao said...

What a lovely tribute! Anniversaries are always hard but this is poignant portrait really shows your love!

Iowalady said...

My Dad has been gone for years, but always just a thought away...he comes often to my heart and mind...Dad's are wonderful, aren't they? We were blessed. Carol

Jala Pfaff said...

Wonderful painting.