6 x 6"
oil on panel
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.