Painting to celebrate Earth Day. May we leave a healthy wholesome place for future generations. Reward for sitting for live painting: a bit of organic applesauce cake and deviled (from free range) eggs. Asking the kids to sit any longer than five minutes on a beautiful spring day just didn’t seem feasible or constructive. Remainder of painting completed in studio.
The first painting is an illustration to the following poem from the 1200s by a woman from Antwerp.
Knowing love in herself.
I do not complain of suffering for Love,
It is right that I always obey her,
For I can know her only as she is in herself,
Whether she commands in storm or in stillness.
This is a marvel beyond my understanding,
Which fills my whole heart
And makes me stray wild in a desert.
The other sketch is about control, and the last two are about people coming together to talk about exciting new ideas.
More joie de vivre in parks and plazas in Chile. Most all these sketches are done live of people, and my daughter and her friend playing in these great tree and playground-equipment filled civic spaces. Tree in the Plaza, watercolor and pen on paper, 11 by 9 in. Emilia Kallock 2017Plaza Villa Alemana, watercolor on paper, 11 by 9 in. Emilia Kallock 2017Pintando en el Parque, watercolor on paper, 10 by 8 in Emilia Kallock 2017
Antonia and Gabriella en Plaza Belloto, Watercolor on paper, 11 by 9 in Emilia Kallock 2017Juegos Scene, Chile, watercolor on paper,9 by 11 in. Emilia Kallock 2017