Art Group Sketch
Acrylic on canvas
20 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013
A dear friend in art, George Shane, died a week ago.
He found out he had ALS about a year and
a half ago, and the disease progressed very rapidly.
I was proud of George when he held an art show in
the residence he was living in last August and
received visitors in his wheelchair. At the time he
could still move the wheelchair with one hand. His
work was beautiful -- both modern and evoking the
lessons of the masters. And George was just a
wonderful man, a true gentleman. He had so much
strength of character sitting with his paintings.
So there were many teary eyes tonight at the club
when we found out he was gone. And we made plans
to have an evening to honour George and
share our stories.
I did this painting of our beautiful model for
the evening, Laura Burns. Though just a sketch
it feels like it captures the serious and thoughtful
mood of the night.
Have a telling-your-friends-how-much-they-matter day