Pencil and paint on paper, 2017.
The realistic portrait and reassuring hand on the older man's shoulder done in pencil along with the abstract colorful paint wash makes a beautiful and moving combination in this work. I interpret the drips of blue as the man's state of mind - he is not meeting our gaze and is looking downward and out of the picture plane. The warm wash of the unseen figure behind him seems to suggest hope, support, love.
I find this piece especially poignant as my Girl Scout troop will be visiting a local Senior Center this Saturday to create cards that will go to home bound Meals on Wheels recipients. If you are in LA and would like to join us, please contact me: email@example.com
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