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Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Strength Of One

The Strength of One
4.75 x 4.75"
acrylic on paper
© Nicki Ault, 2010
private collection

This is the second in the little series I painted for my friend as a house warming gift. (Theses photos are dark. Curses! Why did my camera have to conk out? It has not been the same since it was fixed). Anyway, as I mentioned in yesterday's post, my friend is madly in love with her family. After she chose these three paintings the titles came easily as I looked at the images and thought of her. I named this painting "The Strength of One" as I thought of her love for her unique, clever, wonderful son. He is a miracle, as all children are, but when pregnant with him, my friend's water broke at 19 weeks and he was born at 24 weeks. The strength and determination he has shown in his short life so far is quite remarkable. He is a glorious, hilarious, healthy Grade 5 boy and he is the apple of my friend's eye.

4 comments:

Barbara M. said...

Love this and the description. The mother's strength is incredible too.
Wonderful painting.

Lucky friend.

XOBarbara

Linda Popple said...

Your abstract series for your friend is fantastic, especially with your explanations. Your friend sounds like a great person. You both are fortunate to have each other.

Judy Adamson said...

What a great idea, Nicki! And your paintings have such a lot of energy in them that must come from you so a really personal gift for your friend! (And I don't think you'd get that 'energy' in a digital version :) )

Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

Thank you. They are a very special family and she is a very special friend.

Smiles,

Nicki



Hi Linda,

I'm glad you like this little series. They were really fun to do. I am lucky to have her friendship- I hope she feels that way too.

Nicki



Hi Judy,

I'm pleased you find my work has a lot of energy... I only wish my body would feel half as energetic some days!

Yes, digital art wouldn't convey my ideas in the same way paint does.... I don't think.... really I've never tried.

Take care,

Nicki