Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Helen sleeping by lamp

My studio in the basement is slowly becoming filled and overtaken by empty cardboard boxes. My art supplies and still life objects will find these boxes their new homes for a few months stowed away in a storage unit. I have a lot of artwork to be packed crated in a few crates built by a master carpenter friend and artist in Seattle. These crates have proven their worth.

Anyhoo, this painting is of Helen sleeping after putting Clara to bed. These few hours of evening are full of quiet peace and contemplation from the labors of the day. Since we soon will be in a new location, moments like this will soon be a forgotten. However the the moments captured in the right sense on canvas are also the most memorable, and I found it important to paint this image.