Wrangling Chicks

10″x8″ pastel on sanded paper

I have been playing with abstraction in my art. I find simplified color and detail to be so beautiful and pleasing to the eye. I love how a few swipes of color can suggest a chick.

“Hold Me a Little Longer”

pastel on sanded paper 8″x10″ Daily Painting#2

I painted this thinking about the tender relationship between mother and child. I have a friend whose mother has just been diagnosed with brain cancer, and another friend whose 4 year old is also struggling with brain cancer. The time we have with our children and our parents is so precious, sometimes we need a reminder of how fragile life is.