Sunday, June 11, 2017
There is a verse in the Bible that states, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." I certainly find hope in that verse and pray that in some small way my painting could be a part of that comfort. Gilbert loved Thomas the Train and in the reference photo for this painting he has eyes that are full of life and "little boy" mischief. I do not think there is any grief equivalent to that of a little person leaving this life too soon.
While painting this, I found myself asking Gilbert, "Help me little buddy. Help me paint your picture."