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Friday, March 30, 2012

New Work!

Rescue Me
Rescue Me 30 X 40 acrylic, oil crayon, ink, and charcoal

When I was about fifteen my father, who had always dreamed of having his own boat, bought an old wood-hull sailboat and reburbished it out in our carport. It was named "Grass" because it was solid green, from sail to stern, and it was a sight out on the big lake where he kept it. He taught me and my sister to rig the boat, and he would time us to see how fast we could get the mainsail and the jib up. I secretly thought think this was just his way of getting the sails up without breaking a sweat in that hot Mississippi sun. He was big on timing things in those days. He would sail out to the middle of the resevoir and throw us off the back of the boat to see how long it took him to come about and perform a rescue. Fortunately, we were good swimmers and we'd tread water until he came back to get us. I've always known I would paint a picture of this memory, but I thought it would be more representational, but this is what happened instead. Look closely and I think you can see us laughing and splashing each other, until Daddy comes back around.

for Paint Party Friday and Illustration Friday

16 comments:

Poetic Artist said...

I think this is wonderful. I love the title and the story that goes with this piece..Thank you for sharing.
Katelen

Carole said...

I love the painting, the story, and the style this painting chose to come out.

Lynn said...

Lovely painting and fun story. Sweet.

EVA said...

What fun! A great story and a beautiful painting.

Giggles said...

Kathy your style is unique and becoming more recognizable as you! I clicked on Kathy not knowing who it was, yet I knew it was you! Well done, Love love love this piece and the story as well!

Hugs Giggles

Stephanie said...

It looks wonderful here!! Love the palette of this piece!

x...x

Flo said...
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Flo said...

Salut Kathy, vos peintures sont magnifiques et j'adore les couleurs!
Quel beau travail!
Flo
http://fiorelladesigns.blogspot.fr/

carlarey said...

I love this, even without your story, I can see the happiness in this painting.

Marit said...

Oh Kathy, it has been ages since I visited your site. I just have been too busy lately (exciting new endeavours and changes) but I just spend a quite amount of time looking at your work and reading posts... and again I was in ooh and awe over your art. I hope you are doing well dear one!

Becolorful said...

This one speaks to me. So lively and happy.
pam

JonesMoore Studio Art said...

Great to visit your blog! Lovely Images.

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