Monday, August 24, 2009

I finish a painting.

I used to work at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Porcupine, SD on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

It was really good to paint because I had to spend time walking around OLL in my head. I had a picture to work from, but focusing on it just brought me right back there.

Its amazing how many vivid sensory details I can recall when I try.
They bring back the more peaceful moments of my time there.
Realizing I know where each tree and bush were
....picking out details of the playground
...the feeling of the wind up by the cove.

1 comment:

Lag said...

It's beautiful, and I'm glad you had some time with your inner reservation self. I have been pining for Pine Ridge as well (hah, you see what I did there?) and hope I have some time to dedicate to my longing soon, before I explode!