Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"Reflections"

6 x 6"
oil on panel
sold

One of the pleasures of painting is that it's an escape.  And that's what I needed, to concentrate on something else.   This is the sculpture "Cloud Gate" in Millennium Park in Chicago, locals call it 'The Bean'.  It was where I would meet up with my brother, Mike, whenever I was back in the city.  We marveled at it together many times in the past years.  It will always bring back good memories for me.

I also wanted to say to all who emailed and commented on my posting last week, about my brother's passing - every word meant something profound.  It lifted me up.  And I thank you all.  Mike's cat, Gizzmo, will be going home with a generous man who jumped at the chance.  A very meaningful ending to a difficult situation and I thank those who extended their help.


10 comments:

L.W.Roth, said...

I am amazed you can make me feel like I'm there in such a small space. Small as it is, it's a large painting. Well done and a warm memory to hold onto.

Maria Bennett Hock said...

I love "the bean"...It is where my brother and I meet when I visit Chicago. I love the painting...you are amazing.

B Boylan said...

This is one lucky bean. You make such a large statement with such a small area. You rock Karin.

martinealison said...

Une peinture magnifique. J'aime les reflets sur le "bean"...
Je ne connais pas cet endroit, un jour peut-être irai-je à Chicago ?...
Je vous fais de gros bisous Karin.

Jacqueline Brewer said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your brother Karin. Sending up prayers of comfort for you and your family. Your work is beautiful, it's so great that you can paint your wonderful memories. Glad you found a home for kitty too!

Barbara Andolsek Paintings said...

Esspecially sensitive to your situation in life as my father-in-law has just entered hospice this last evening. God bless you. As always, love your work.

Ingrid said...

Hi Karen,
I may have a home for your brother's kitten here in the Chicago area. I have given your information to my friend who works with the Illinois Animal Rescue. Have you already been successful in placing your brother's cat?
Please let me know.

Thanks!

Ingrid ;-)

Andy Mathis said...

Hi Karin- I missed your blog post about Mike's passing. So sorry for your loss. and for Gizmo's too.

Christine said...

Ditto Karin, about your brother. I hope you can take comfort from all who love your work and your spirit.

Don Gray said...

Karin--so sorry to read about your brother. My deepest condolences to you and your family.