THE SECOND WEEK OF PAINTING HAS BEEN PRODUCTIVE. The size of the painting is still intimidating, but I am beginning to get used to it. I feel as though I am stepping into the scene, smelling the brisk morning air, hearing the gentle rocking of the ship in the shallow water near shore, the murmuring of family voices conversing about the mundane and the important. The moment of saying a "goodbye" is approaching far too soon. There is apprehension in the air.
What a challenge and privilege this painting has been and continues to be.