Monday, December 3, 2018

Winter Sisters and Their Cat

Winter Sisters and Their Cat
oil on cradled board 5 x 5 inch
available here

I actually started this painting last year and then set it aside and forgot about it until I was picking up my studio recently.  I used an old photo dated 1925 of two little girls unknown to me and I've been calling this series "Past People" portraits.  I love painting them because it feels a little like honoring their memory. I find myself wishing I could somehow look through a window and see the real moment these photos were taken, to understand a little more of who they are and where they lived.  

Now that most photos are digital, don't you wonder what will happen to the memory of us once time marches on?  Fewer of our photos will end of up in a box at some antique store, and what about our blogs?  Our facebooks?  Our own computers where all our photos are stored?  The other day I uploaded 3,000 photos!  What will happen to those in 100 years?  It would be interesting to know, wouldn't it?

Until next time!

♥ Lisa

11 comments:

  1. Very nice painting and winter stories !!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I wonder the same thing about the loss of photos you can sort through and touch. I love your painting--the pose of the little girl holding the cat is so good--she looks cold!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love these two children Lisa!!! It makes me wonder about their stories, as well. Your post is incredibly interesting....of course, it make me a "little" depressed thinking of our lives being tossed in some antique shop in America!!!! Lol !!!!! I really look forward to your series....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Hilda! It just good to be alive now, isn't it? :)

      Delete
  4. Your sense of the story with these girls gives them life again.
    It takes a special kind of looking to do that.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It makes me happy you think so Patty because that is exactly what I wish to do! Thank you. xo

      Delete
  5. Your colors and the mood are beautiful. Love the cat!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. This painting is really special Lisa! I love it! Interesting when you talk about photos! The times are changing fast! Big Hugs! Hope everything is well!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for your visit and comment!