This past October, a friend, T, had a very unfortunate event happen to her. She lost her full-term baby girl. The doctor's couldn't find a reason why the baby stopped thriving at 39 weeks. My heart was broken for her and her family.
I am part of a collection of women, mostly moms, who are part of a message board. There was a collection for her to help with meals and anything else her family would need. I gave as much as I could, which wasn't very much. It didn't feel like enough. Then, a mutual friend contacted me and asked if I would like to create a painting for our friend. She said that the other day, T had mentioned that the pretty pinks in the sunset had reminder her of her baby. And, would I do a painting of a sunset full of pinks and oranges? Of course.
I don't normally do scenic paintings, and because of the meaning behind this, I was nervous. I didn't want to screw this up. I wanted it to be just right. And, I wanted some of my style to be included. I am happy with the results. I hope T is too.
Briana Marie, Acrylic Paint and Texture Medium on Canvas, 16"X20", Nov-Dec 2014.