I am in the middle of packing up my life! The easel is packed, the supplies are boxed, and I am getting everyone ready to transition first to BC for a short time, then on to Spain.
Stay with me! I'll be back soon.
Wednesday, May 16
8" x 10"
Pastel and Charcoal on toned paper
He was a chiropractor for many years, helping many, many people to heal. He retired some 14 years ago, but was able to help me with my overused wrist, and to help my husband with his wrecked knee.
John has been very unwell for the last 2 years, but one would never know it. He does not complain, even though his breath is short, and his body suffering. He turns 80 this summer.
I have spent too little time with him and his awesome wife Gwen, but the time I have spent with them has been profound. Were we not moving to Spain, I would like to sit and learn from John. I think there is much that he could teach me about life, love, and God.
I asked Gwen if I could do a painting of John. I felt that it was important for me to do this for them, and that there be a permanent work of art honoring God's work of art by creating John. But mostly, I think I needed to paint him for my sake.
I hope this painting is a snapshop of John's legacy: a legacy of love and faithfulness.
Love you, John!