Thursday, January 3, 2013

Shades of Gray Tree Landscape 7x5 Oil Painting

Shades of Gray Tree Landscape 7x5 Oil Painting
oil on canvas panel
7 x 5 inches (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)

95. + 5. s&h

Shades of Gray
artist V. Bridges Hoyt 

As I painted, I realized this lone tree and landscape painting in shades of gray is a metaphor for the life of elderly people who live alone and die alone. Ultimately we each die alone, even when family members and friends are around us. The elderly need not be abandoned to live alone if we each do our part to befriend seniors, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, or friends. Out of respect for life, we need to befriend this older generation of people who encompass years of wisdom and life experience. Although some may be losing memories, our presence can comfort them. With an open mind, we can help them and ourselves by giving a little time and showing a healthy respect for the lives of our elderly.

I ran across an article which says it much better than I can. Click here.

As a child, I was reprimanded for daydreaming. Today my daydreams morph into paintings. 

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V. Bridges Hoyt