The Stitches We Know
Nov 4, 2023
Consistent blog posting took a hit; missed 3 weeks!
My sincere apologies. I’m back!
My painting had me under its spell. This painting is one that has long been on my mind. I kept thinking it would be finished for the next week’s blog post, but it wasn’t.
But it is ready for you now….
“The Stitches we Know,” oil, 24×30 – More Info on Website
The subject of the painting is my niece, Bek (a/k/a Rebekah). She was taking down her childhood room and is transitioning to her adult life. I found it poignant that her elementary days are represented and the family’s ancestral home is there as well with the picture of the widow’s walk. There are hints of her siblings and the family’s favorite meal her Mama makes. There is a foundation, but the future is unknown.
The photo was taken and sent to me as a text message when she was cleaning her room. She is holding up a granny square crocheted for her (my stitches) while wearing a t-shirt with “Stitch” on it. We know and think different things, but we share them with each other. Part of life is stitching together the thoughts and beliefs of our loved ones with our own. So, as you can see this painting brings up many things to my near and dear to my heart.
But now dear viewer, I leave it to you. Please enjoy it however you wish. What will you stitch together? My heart is lifted with the possibility.
I am always interested in the process, and I hope you are too. I love sharing it. The process used to create this painting is described on my YouTube channel. To see the different phases that the painting has gone through, click link below. BTW I have reached my first goal of 25 subscribers (I know you’re smiling : ). My new goal is 100! If you know anyone who would be interested in seeing this type of art work being created, please pass it along to them.
Here’s a jigsaw puzzle for you. Hope you have a little fun putting it together!
SHOW COMING NOV 16 – LINK TO INFO
This painting and few of my other new pieces will be displayed in the 38th Annual Vista Lights show on November 16, 5-9pm @ Stormwater Studios. I hope that some of you will get an opportunity to see these paintings in person.
Thank you for following my painting practice. It is my hope you will enjoy learning about art from a working artist’s perspective.
P.S. Next up on the easel is my beloved Robert! Stay tuned.