The Enduring Glow Of A Beautiful Life

 

"The Enduring Glow Of A Beautiful Life"   10"x 20" Acrylic on Canvas

“The Enduring Glow Of A Beautiful Life”
10″x 20″ Acrylic on Canvas

Monday evening, as I drove home I witnessed the most incredible sunset.  A glowing orange and yellow sky over the latent silhouette of the front range.  Too much traffic and visual obstruction to pull over and take a photo, I captured the image in my mind instead.  I had just left my folks at the Denver Hospice Care Center at Lowry where my Dad would undergo a procedure the next morning that would make him more comfortable as he suffered from the later stages of Parkinson’s Disease.  Before I said goodnight to my Father for the last time, we talked about how beautiful the facility was and I told him that Robin Williams had passed away (he loved Robin Williams).  One of the night nurses graciously brought them a tuna fish sandwich to share even though they had “checked in” too late for dinner and after I left I understand that Dad ate most of it.
Oh how much it hurts to loose someone you Love so much.  The grief might even cause a person to jump out of bed, start and finish a painting as the sun rises, which is exactly what I did this morning.  I am compelled to paint my Father’s setting sun and this small sketch will be used for a piece that is 20 times larger.   I want this memory to be larger than life.

Me with my mind's image

Me with my mind’s image

Mom, Dad, Tammy (taking pic) and Myself at the Denver Art Museum several weeks ago

Mom, Dad, Tammy (taking pic) and Myself at the Denver Art Museum several weeks ago

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4 thoughts on “The Enduring Glow Of A Beautiful Life

  1. This is very moving. Thank you for sharing this beautiful artwork. My condolences on the loss of your father.

  2. This is a very nice painting.

    Yes I was saddened when I heard the great actor left us, watched his “Bicentennial man” the other day again only found it made me feel worse.

    Sorry for your loss. I understand your pain.

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