Friday, March 4, 2011
Looking for Noni
Ever since returning from the watercolor seminar with Soon Y. Warren, I have harbored dreams of painting a likeness of a photo Amanda had sent me of Little Man. I cannot begin to express the emotion this little photo could elicit from my heart of hearts. I would look at it with tears streaming down my face... with sobs welling from deep inside. It just touched me... in a way that few images do in a person's lifetime. I would desperately want to scoop him up. I have kept it where I could see it throughout my days.
I drew it a few days ago and today I started painting... It can still move me to tears. I call it, Looking for Noni. Now, I do realize that's not what he was doing... but, it is my own hope... for what he might do. None of the photos are without the glare of glass because my friend, Patrice, matted and framed it before I could start tearing it apart with criticisms and the need to change it. I am most grateful. But, the best part of all...
... is that it is already hung right beside my bed. =) This is by far my favorite project to date... just because I adore the subject so. I texted Amanda a photo of the painting in progress... she said she would like one... I said the price was very, very high. Something she might not be able to pay. The price was Texas. She said it was a price she would love to pay. We both smiled.
...we both know she could have anything I have to offer.