Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Remembering: Patterns and Meaning

This is Marion and Pearl the cat. Marion is on her way to grad school to be a Vet. Sadly Pearl is gone, she used to love to roll in the catnip in our front yard. I painted this picture for Marion as a graduation gift, we've known her since she was about 7, and have loved seeing her blossom into a wonderful young woman. I painted a picture of her and her brother right after they moved in. I really enjoy painting children, and find that that is a pattern in my life, so I have decided to continue on painting children.

Albert Camus said" A person's work is nothing but a long journey to recover, through the detours of art, the two or three simple and great images which first gained access to their hearts." I feel the colors could be a little brighter, I was trying to loosen up, my husband thinks it is great. He's great! Any comments greatly appreciated.


  1. Cissy your painting is lovely. The affection with which she holds the cat and then knowing that she has grown up and is off to vet school...She will cherish your painting. I love the loose brush work their is a sense of movement which is delightful.

  2. Thank you Karen. I really appreciate hearing from you, and your thoughtful comments.