Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I Just can't stop painting this kid.

top, The Boy Who Loved the Water III, The Boy Who Loved the Water II
12 x 12 inches, acyrlic on canvas

I am still strangely fixated on this figure in the water, I think of my nephews at our cottage, myself spending my young summers in Muskoka and Hastings. I have powerful associations with the water, from almost drowning while sailing to the fact I swim beneath it more comfortably than above. I can smell that life jacket, I wore one identical to it when I was that age, with a chubby little belly, pushing against the too tight ropes. I see my brother and I leaving the water to get shelter in the boathouse before a storm hits.

I'd like you to tell me what you see.


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