"Mary Don't You Weep" - acrylic on cradled wood panel, 12 x 12 x .75. Ready to hang (back has been pre-wired for hanging) Available here and at Artfinder.
Mama, don't you mourn, no I got a bad, bad feeling your man ain't coming home, yeah I guess you know me well I don't like no snow No winter No cold
from "Mary Don't You Weep" by Prince
September. When things begin to change all around us. The finery of the spring and summer falls from trees and plants and shrubs, providing fodder for the compost that feeds the growth of future spring and summer. What happens now, as things fall to the ground, paves the way for what comes next. Everything is connected.
I didn't set out to paint this sweet girl. Or to write this post. But she wanted to be painted and the music appeared to name her and the theme (which simmers, boils and burns all around us) is one which demands our attention as November approaches.
100% of the proceeds from the sale of this painting will be donated to Don't Shoot Portland, which serves local marginalized communities and organizes around anti-racist work and advocacy.