Watching Over Her
12x12, soft pastel
Every autumn there is a heritage festival in Odessa, Washington call Deutschesfest. In addition to great food and music there are a number of events planned for children and adults. My favorite are the children's chalk drawing contest (no surprise there) and the tricycle races. This painting was based on a photo I took ten years ago of my granddaughter and a classmate at the starting line as they take out down Main Street. The funny part of this piece is how her classmate Pilot is "Watching Over Her"...seeming to be more concerned for her, than winning the race. We now realize that every photo we have of these two is the same...side by side throughout the years. So it's no surprise that they are now high school sweethearts. And yes, he's still "Watching Over Her".