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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Hello! I am a fine arts painter, with a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My primary painting medium is oil and alkyd, and mostly I work in a representational style. My greatest challenge as a painter is to capture the effect of light; and my greatest joy as a painter is to accomplish that. Many thanks to those readers who have been following this blog since Day 1 (May 19, 2008). To those who are visiting for the first time today...Welcome, and thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ray of Hope for Joplin

Sunset Strip #7: Ray of Hope (for Joplin), 2011
Original Painting: Oil, alkyd on gessoed wood

I have been distracted this week. My mother and I have been glued to the television, watching the aftermath of the tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri, last weekend. As many of you know, my mother is from that area, and we have family and dear friends in Joplin. Fortunately, our loved ones and friends have survived; and I am grateful to all who contacted me about their well being: Thank you.

Yesterday, I worked in the studio to complete this painting from the Sunset Strip Series. While working on the painting, I was thinking about Joplin, childhood visits with Joplin relatives in the summer, the many good people who became—and have remained—my friends, colleagues, and supporters when I lived in the area a few years ago, and how much genuine pride Joplin folks have for their town.

I was inspired to dedicate this Sunset Strip painting to Joplin's recovery with the title, Ray of Hope. It's #7, a lucky number, and bears my good wishes for Joplin's renewal.

Thanks for taking a moment to read this post. Have a safe and relaxing Memorial Day weekend.
Text and image ©2011 Carol Adamec. All rights reserved.

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