Saturday, December 03, 2011

Dad



This is a painting that I did of my Dad several years ago. I did the initial sketch in a hospital waiting room. Mom was extremely ill and we really thought we were going to lose her. It was a rough time emotionally. Sketching helped to occupy my mind so I could stay sane. Dad had dozed off so he was nice and still for the sketch. When I did the painting, I wanted to retain the sketchy loose quality. So I mixed a blue gray color.
After the painting was finished, I had it matted and framed. I presented it to Mom and Dad. It was immediately hung in the living room where it is to this day.
I am truly proud that I captured Dad's likeness. In case you are wondering, he wore a cap more than he went without one. He had a large number of caps. I am also glad that he was wearing a cap in this sketch/painting.

I have to say that I have been missing him and thinking a lot about him lately.  I love you Dad! Rest in peace.

6 comments:

Barb said...

Just amazing.....

Barbara said...

A lovely post on which to catch up with your blog. My lifestyle has changed, and I don't have enough time here now, but this post leaves nothing to be desired. A beautiful rendering of your beloved Father!

GerryART said...

Dear Gene,
♥s
hugs
Gerry

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I love it Gene. You are a man of many talents. Actually his hands reminded me of my Dads. He's been gone for a very long time, but I still feel him around sometimes.

Pat said...

What a wonderful job you did on that. I know the first year of everything is extremely hard after you lose someone you love. Hugs to you from me!

Sunni @ Love Affair with my Brother said...

You are such an incredible artist. It is truly humbling! I love the sketchy nature that you retained in the painting and it serves as such a tribute to your dad. Beautiful.