Monday, March 21, 2011

Gary L. Everest

 This painting is 20 x 16-inches and is oil on canvas.  I titled it, "Thinking of Dad".  I just did this painting two days ago, in response to the death of my father.  He passed away on Feb. 27, 2011, at the age of 89.  I don't have a decent photo to do a proper memorial portrait of him, so this is something of a twist on that idea

Since his passing, it's not unusual during quiet moments of the day, to find myself drifting back to memories of him.  Four days ago, when snapping out of one of those moments, I decided to grab my camera and take my picture in the pose as best I could re-create it.