Saturday, February 2, 2013

Remembrance, 8 x 6 1/2"


Remembrance, pastel on watercolor paper by Adriana Meiss

Yesterday I felt compelled to paint this scene. It's all from memory. I had finished setting up eight of my paintings at The Oaks at Menorah Park and on the way down the driveway the pale sun caught my attention. Because I had left the camera at home, I had to do a quick mental-note-taking of the colors. Then that night, a stray cat from the neighborhood (I called him Proboscis Cat because of a patch of dark color on his face that gave him the impression of having a big nose) suffered an awful death. I didn't like him that much but for some reason his passing away saddened me so much. I cannot say that painting it had a cathartic effect on me, but at least I have something to remind me of that small creature.

4 comments:

hmuxo said...

A sad post, Adriana!! But the title is perfect....this is a gorgeous pastel..perfect colors and love the light..

Donna T said...

What a beautiful, peaceful painting, Adriana. I'm so sorry about that poor cat. He was lucky that you gave him a name and cared about him. I like to think that he's part of that beautiful light now.

Adriana Meiss said...

Hilda Thank you for your comment. I thought of Requiem as a title but it has such a sad connotation.
DonnaThank you, that's exactly what I thought about the fading light in the painting.

Rik no Orkut said...

Bom!