I started this painting 4 months ago. It’s called “Girl with Opera Glasses” by Edgar Degas.
I sketched it onto a canvas that a friend of mine found in a dumpster. The things people throw out!
Look! There’s Knox in the background! He was being so sweet and patient while I took some process photos.
I miss him so much.
I had no idea that Knox would be gone before I finished this painting. I was about two-thirds done when he passed away.
Now I think about this image in a completely different way.
It’s interesting to consider this image now in light of what has transpired over the last few weeks.
In many ways, I am this woman.
I’m still looking for answers as to why my life has been turned upside down; I’m still trying to understand why my son is not with me.
I wish I had some magic glasses to look through. I want to see where he is and what he’s doing.
As long as I live, I’ll look forward to the day I can see my little boy clearly again, close up.