Portraits on the Theme of My Father’s Death

Oil Painting by Lily S. May

The first of 3 paintings I did after my father died. I included portraits of both of us in it. Copyright Lily S. May, 2007

When my father died in 2007, I took up oil painting again after not having painted with oils for many years.  I made the three paintings in this post to express some of my feelings about his death and my life.  Each one includes a self-portrait plus a portrait of him. In the final painting, I’m holding a photo of him as a young man that I received after his death.

Oil Painting, Lily S. May

This is the second painting in the series that I did after my father died. To me, it’s the most mournful looking. Copyright Lily S. May, 2007

Oil Painting by Lily S. May

The third painting in the series. I call this one “Disappeared.” Copyright, Lily S. May, 2007



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