I don't know what is going on here - but suddenly I am unable to change this colour to white. It has never been a problem before and it is most annoying!!! At least It would let me increase the font size so that this will be easier to read.
The pain of loosing Ebony is now less acute - more a pervading sense of sadness and an increased awareness of how brief and uncertain life can be and that we never know how soon and unexpectedly disaster can strike - a strong reminder to appreciate the here and now as well as everyone and everything that are dear to us.
The two paintings above are just finished and have been my salvation during the last few weeks; they are my "Ebony paintings": she is in every brushstroke as is my love for her and her spirit, as well as my sorrow of loosing her. I call them "Away I" and "Away II" in her memory.
They are still part of my Estuary and Flyway series - and are also inspired by the Fraser River Estuaries where we have spent so many happy hours together in all kinds of weather.
I hope to continue with this series a bit longer and a couple of canvasses await me in the studio - it will help to get started in there again.
Never underestimate the healing power of Art!!!