18×24 original pastel on sanded paper
I call this Old Painting because it took me the longest time to paint…years. I started this endeavor with much enthusiasm. These are my kids! I suffered several years with chronic back pain from degenerative disk disease. Though I painted a little, all of my energy went into just surviving and fighting pain. I waded my way through the medical bureaucracy with amazingly loyal friends to finally have back surgery, but it took a long while and required much patience. This painting waited on my easel until I could continue. At the time it was a reminder of things unfinished, but now it is a reminder of miracles and healing.