One of the many treats of this sisters’ weekend was a painting class.
We started with acrylic paint, brushes, and a blank canvas
but the teacher soon had us smothering the canvas with a dark blue black paint. Then we painted a moon. Since my background was too wet even after a short break to let the canvases dry, the paint kept smearing so to add highlights and craters, I had to daub the paint, so I ended up with sort of a pointillistic style.
The few paintings I had previously done were postcard sized water colors, so I enjoyed slathering paint on a canvas that was about 12″ by 18″. To my surprise, I actually ended up with a pleasing painting. I had planned to do a series of photos that captured the experience, but got so caught up in the experience, that I forgot about taking photos. At least I have a photo of the final project!
Although I have done none of the things I planned, such as the solo backpacking trip, the days have been spectacular, not just the things I have done, but a renewed connection to my sisters.
I hope this connection continues and didn’t happen just once in a blue moon.
(Pat Bertram is the author of the suspense novels Madame ZeeZee’s Nightmare, Unfinished, Light Bringer, More Deaths Than One, A Spark of Heavenly Fire, and Daughter Am I. Bertram is also the author of Grief: The Great Yearning, “an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.”)
May 22, 2018 at 8:25 pm
I really like your painting. How fun! Another book cover? Watch for your blogs. They are very interesting.
May 22, 2018 at 8:58 pm
Wow! A lovely painting, and a lovely visual commitment to stay in touch too.
May 23, 2018 at 1:46 pm
Holy crap, Pat. That’s an amazing picture. It’s like something Bob Ross might have painted. Maybe you should make more and start selling them online or something. I would buy that one for sure if it was available and I had the cash for it.
May 24, 2018 at 12:57 am
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May 24, 2018 at 5:58 am
That is a fantastic experience with your sisters! I could only dream of something like that. Glad you had such a wonderful time!!
May 24, 2018 at 3:10 pm
It only took fifty-five years to get to this point. The three of us had never done anything together without anyone else along.
June 5, 2018 at 7:51 am
speaking as an artist, that’s a pretty good painting!
June 5, 2018 at 2:39 pm