Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Miss Una .....




... a mother of seven, only five of whom survived their childhood. She raised them all without electricity or indoor plumbing or a husband, in her small two-room wooden house. I wonder which of those three things she missed having the most....? She still cooks her meals over a fire outside her home. She lives in the same house where Shara sat in yesterday's painting.

Lots of layers of paint on this face -- lots of layers of life.


This is a 4"x6" watercolor and ink painting on paper.

1 comment:

AscenderRisesAbove said...

I really admire the "night shift" approach; it shows how dedicated you are (as if we could stop doing art if we tried). Yours is a very destinctive style; the personalites of the portraits really shine through.

Thanks for the add-on. :)