I recently painted Looking to Heaven in memory of my mom who passed away in November of 2008.
I had lost my dad in September the same year. Loosing my dad was horrible, but loosing my mom was devastating. I don't know why that is. Is it because she passed so soon after my dad? Or is it because she was my mom? I think a little of both.
Painting this watercolor was a way of experiencing the love that I received from my mom and that I now carry with me.
Looking for Heaven and Magnolias IV are both hanging in the Chesapeake Bay Watercolorists show at Cape Henry Collegiate High School in Virginia Beach VA. You can visit from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The show closes on 4/28/09. If you have any additional questions, please write me in the comments section.