Something about the recent story, about children who once lived in an Irish home for unwed mothers possibly being buried in a tank near the now torn down home's location, just moved me. There was a photo shown taken years ago of some "home" children barefoot, dressed in hats. I have painted four in black and white and a 5th painting of the Virgin Mary in color (a statue of her overlooks the presumed burial plot). 8x10".
These are not complete. How is it that the first drafts of a painting seem to lay down easy and with excitement (for me) but then finishing the painting is slow and tiring.
Might like something more here, like a little bird. And ditto for the girl in second painting.
I have also written a poem to go with them. Soon to come. I see them hanging with the Virgin Mary in the center and one of these paintings on top, the two sides and bottom of her painting. Somehow the poem is to be presented too. Not that I will "show" them anywhere. Also I think they would be more impressive done much larger. But it is a sad subject and I might not push myself further with it.