Friday, June 8, 2012

POP JOHN

6x9 oil on canvas

A lot has happened since I last posted a painting on my blog. My father has been in the hospital for almost 7 weeks now, recovering from 3 open heart surgeries. After visiting him for a week, I returned home to learn my husband was critically ill; he spent a week in the hospital and is now home recovering, but will be facing a 2nd surgery in several weeks. I completely missed the last 2 weeks of school, but summer is now here and as I take care of my husband, it is my time to paint!

Facebook has allowed me to connect with distant relatives, a few I knew from my childhood, but most I do not know. We have been sharing old family photos and I have enjoyed learning about these long ago family members. This is Pop John, my grandfather's brother. My mother fondly remembers him as the uncle who always had a pipe in his mouth, and always sat backwards in a straight back chair. As I explore painting from old black and white photos, I hope to share more paintings and stories from long ago.

13 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

I love old photos and family stories. I never tire of hearing them and it doesn't matter whose family it is. This is a wonderful painting, Angela. I am so sorry to hear about your dad and your husband. I hope both on the mend now and will be back to themselves sooner rather than later.

T.Gomez said...

Old photos are the greatest. You've brought honor to this one. Sure hope better days are fast approaching for all your family members.

Stephen Parker said...

Great job, Angela. I'm glad you're able to get back to your easel.

Teresa Dominici said...

Wonderful work, Angela. I am sorry to hear about your dad and husband.I hope they feel better real soon!

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