Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter and Marathon Monday

Boston Near the Finish Line
12" by 12"
Oil with a palette knife on cradled board

I painted this several years ago, before all the madness that happened last year during the Boston Marathon. I like this view of Boston that shows the variety of architectural styles in this part of town-The Back Bay. What I have always enjoyed about this day is that is it a holiday in the city so no need to go into the office today. Yay!

Last Friday, we went to the Boston Public Library where they have an exhibit with a special collection of all of the items left at the site of the bombings last year. You can't help but get choked up. Really moving and special. I took a few shots while we were there.

This is just a small portion of all of the running shoes left at the spontaneous memorials near the finish line.

I noticed that one shoe has a bottle of Advil left with it.

I love this sign. Feel Better. Yes.

At the end, they have about these trees where you could write your sentiments or wishes on a white tag then hang it on one of the trees. Cool idea.

I loved this lady thoughfully writing her sentiments down to hang on the tree.

Here's hoping for a fun and successful marathon run for everyone participating. 

1 comment:

Autumn Leaves said...

Love how you manage even the finest details with your palette knife (i.e., the street lights, the words). A fabulous painting and such a great piece to go with your caring post on the Boston Marathon victims.

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