Portraits on the Theme of My Father’s Death
Posted: July 28, 2013 Filed under: Painting | Tags: art, arts, creativity, death, father, Lily s. May, mourning, oil painting, painting, portrait, self-portrait
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.
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
The third painting in the series. I call this one “Disappeared.” Copyright, Lily S. May, 2007