|Mom on Kresge Rocks 1995|
Mom and I both painted along Maine's coast, specifically on Pemaquid point at Kresge Rocks... decades apart. I joined Mom in Maine for a late summer week every year, but I was a vacationing software engineer. Life was busy, and I hadn't discovered the artist inside. We'd read, and talk, and antique, and cook, and talk some more. I would sit by her and read while she painted. I cherish those memories. When I did begin to paint, I assumed Mom and I would have years and years together to enjoy these magical places. I was naive. So... Mom and I have painted in the same places, but not together. Her spirit surrounds me when I sit on the Maine rocks hearing the gulls, the waves and feeling the salt air. Below are some watercolor sketches from Mom's sketch book. She is standing on the same rocks above. And below is my painting from the same place a couple of years ago. I love that she and I saw the same contours, the same rocks, the same striations. I miss her every day but I feel connected across the years.
Thanks for looking.
|From Mom's sketch book - Kresge Rocks|
|Sun Kissed by Jody Regan - Kresge Rocks 2011|