"Come Sit a Spell"
8" x 8"
acrylic on Arches oil paper
I borrowed a photo from the 'family' album. It was from
my family's yearly summer vacation when I was little -
a black and white - obscure and dark photo -
to say the least.
So I have imagined color...I had the value -
dark under the trees
and light beyond to the driveway and the barn 'out yonder'
the people from the chairs.
I always felt this 'scene' was an 'inviting space'.
Although, not shown in the circle that usually happened,
these old metal lawn chairs
(and an occasional kitchen table chair)
represent a placement of adults, usually the men,
situated under the canopy of several shade
trees..in the heat of the day in Southeast Missouri.
Many a story was told in this space.
Some I definitely remember, some have
been retold many times to me.
It is such a part of fond memories about
visits to the farm where my grandparents lived.
I have a little more work to do on the gate it looks like.
It looks like a gate for giants..and chairs for lilliputians.
Oh well, it's practice.
Kittens were on my shoulders and in my face
all painting time today - ugh!
Some days we have a 'good fit' going on, and other days
not so much, this was one of those days - extra play time
necessary - and we had fun!
Their favorite thing to do, play 'chase the laser light'.
They are getting really good at catching it.
Makes for good hunters down the line!