September 15, 2012

"Childhood" - The September Diana Moses Botkin Artists' Challenge

"Willow - May Day"
Oil on Panel  - 8" x 10"

It's been said that you're never too old to have a happy childhood.  I take this as an axiom.   If I didn't, I probably would have become an electrician like my father, instead of embracing this crazy artist's lifestyle.  This is also why I have ridden motorcycles for over 40 years - it keeps me young.  Starring down the big 6-0, I am more aware of my own mortality and am attempting to become (slightly) more health conscious.  Having grandchildren also puts one's years in perspective.  My three live in Oregon, so I don't get to interact with them all that often, but they are all sweet kids.  This is Willow, the middle child, on May Day.   

My fellow challengees, as always, had a different take childhood:

"Summer Coolness"
Oil on hardboard 10"x10"
©2012 Diana Moses Botkin
"12x17" Pastel on Watercolor Paper
© 2012  V.N.Ross