Friday, June 19, 2020

To the fathers -- your children's love

Let's get this party started!
First in the Times Tables series
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013

Here is a detail of a painting I complete 7 years ago.  It was part of a
Times Tables series -- actually centered around this family. The
father holding his baby son, is standing behind his daughters with
his wife at the table.

With the focus of the table in three paintings I showed the whole
family together in one painting, the mother holding her baby as
she typed on her computer at the table in another, and the parents
having tea together when the day is over and they have some time
alone in a third.  It was a very joyous series, and a delight to create.

This is Father's Day weekend in a time of COVID-19. Many fathers
won't get to see, or hug their children, and I feel for them.  And
the fathers with their families, working from home through the
lockdown, have faced the challenge of non-stop time with their
children.  It is hard to find balance right now.  Happy Father's
Day weekend to all the fathers.

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