Wednesday, September 3, 2008

IF: Memories



This is Mary. When I met her back in early 2003 she was a 25 year old retired Grand Canyon pack mule living in Madison, GA. This was her barn...months after I painted her, a tornado came through and wiped out the farm taking most of the animals with it...Mary was one of them.

This painting was a school project. Our instructor Lindy Burnette took us to the farm and we were then to create a piece of floating livestock.

7 comments:

Honor Bowden said...

Such a sad story, but a lovely illustration... thanks for sharing.

Asja said...

Poor Mary! Your illustration is beautiful and somewhat dream-like.
and thank you for the lovely comments on my blog!

enigma said...

ah, sad memory. but the painting is beauuutiful.

Kate Heshan said...

such a sad story - but a beautiful blog and art. Thanks for your comment on mine x

Suana said...

Ooh poor beast...

Very beautiful piece though

Beatrice said...

Thanks for your comment!
This is a lovely tribute to poor Mary.I like your composition and layering of colors.

Daniel Hertzberg said...

This is rather beautiful, and fun, and sad, and interesting, and even has a story. All of this, kept me looking at the piece more and more. Well done!
Looking through your blog, I can sense some real potential. Keep up the drawings and muted tones!