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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Painting #13 Anticipation - Claire

This started as a simple pencil sketch at the SFO Airport at the end of last month. We went to pick-up my son Sean who was returning from his year of studying abroad in Copenhagen. I've had this small Moleskine in my car for a long time -- just in case I have time to sketch. But, this was the first time I put it to use. Before I got out of the car in the parking lot I picked it up to take inside. Turned out that it was a good idea because his flight was an hour late and then there were delays in baggage and Customs. So... I kept myself busy sketching something from my purse. I decided to paint the two images tonight.

In the future, when I look back at this page, I'll instantly remember my excitement waiting for my son to come home. It isn't what I sketched that is significant, it is just that this sketch marks this milestone for me.


Here is the original sketch:


5 comments:

KAT said...

Fab -o- u- lous ! claire

MEliz said...

I so understand the touchstone aspect of the painting, and at this point in your life how you were ready for your moleskin and the lemons into lemonade attitude. Thanks for sharing this.

Mermaid's Palette said...

I love this Claire- not only is it a really nice sketch, but the special memories make it even better!

Elva Paulson said...

Painting our memories is so important! We are so fortunate as artists to have this special way of capturing moments. Well done.

Laure Ferlita said...

There is something about a memory sketch that speaks beyond the paint on the page—lovely done, Claire!