Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Reading for pleasure

This painting is one of a number I've done of people reading.
One of the subjects I teach is English, and it makes me sad that
only 20% of Canadians read for their own enjoyment. Another sad stat is that 43% of Canadians are functionally illiterate.
Since I broke my ankle, my visitors have all brought reading material (they've also brought me flowers -- how lovely). So I'm thinking about all of the people who are restricted
physically like I am who can't disappear into the pages of a really
good book. It makes me realize how incredibly lucky I am.

This is a painting called "Girl Reading." The model was the
beautiful Claudia. It's a big painting 3 ft. x 4 ft., and I like the mood.

Have a reading-and-loving-it night

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