10″ x 11″
Soft pastels on Uart 600 sanded paper
Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
This quote neatly sums up what this piece is all about; that awakening of a heart/soul that has cared for another who has no means to repay the kindness.
Did you ever have one of those moments? I remember several growing up where I found a critter, orphaned or injured, and caring for it until it could be released. Those are precious memories. As much as I gave, I know I got more in return.
Can you see the fibonacchi spiral in this painting? It’s there! It spirals, counter-clockwise, around the squirrel’s eye opening up to caress the hand and jawline of the girl, as if supporting them both.
This photo was taken at the beginning stage of the final art. I was very pleased with the lines; almost to the point of not wanting to paint over them! Click here to see a short video of the whole process from graphite sketch to framed, fine art.
Here it is in a hand-made hickory frame.
This soft pastel painting was juried into Columbia Art League’s Critters Art show!