10" x 8" pastel + gold leaf
The start of a new year stimulates celebrations,
memories, good wishes and reflections of the past.
Regardless of one's religion or beliefs, death affects
all. I'm posting this painting of mine not for it's religious
view, but because it was created while my father was
on his deathbed. Mortality begged me to consider my
views. My father was the first of my parents to die
and his passing saddened me greatly.
This new years I face the realization that both of my
parents, as well as my in-laws who I loved dearly have
died. So in between the joyous celebrations, please
take a moment to remember the loved ones that have
passed and smile.