December 17, 2012

December challenge painting - "Old Age"

Self portrait with Sammy
Oil on panel  6" x 8"

This month's challenge is particularly apropos, as I am turning 60 in two weeks.  To all my friends who have blown by this milestone years ago and scoff, I say - "It's my party and I'll cry if I want to." (and I'm old enough to have heard Leslie Gore sing that song on the radio.)  Actually, I have more or less come to grips with 60.  Although I haven't done nearly enough with my life and my art, my friends in their 70's and 80's give me hope that I still have time to change that.  I am looking forward to a new year full of promise.

I am taking a sabbatical from the challenge group for a while.  It has been I great experience brain storming with these talented artists and I am going to miss them.  Here is their take on old age:

"Contrasts of Life"
Original framed oil 8"x10"
©2012 Diana Moses Botkin
 "Mary and Delys in Salzberg" 
Pastel on sanded paper  20"x16" 
©2012 Vicki Ross