As I write with the memories of a five year old, Pamela and I were inseparable. She was one of seven children. Daily living with many mouths to feed was a struggle so eating fried dough was a necessary staple to satisfy the large family’s appetites. One day my mother gave me a birthday party with all my little friends. After receiving many new toys, the one gift that stands out to this very day was from Pamela. It came wrapped up in brown paper tied with sewing thread. I opened it with care and out fell a quarter. My mother quickly pointed out that big things come in little packages. She was right. I learned a valuable lesson that day. The colors for Pamela are in primarily colors, the colors of youth.
About this Collection
This is one of many small oil paintings in my series titled ‘Women’. They each represent family, friends and other women who bring inspiration in our daily lives. This project started out as a study for future color palettes for my larger paintings and emerged as little gems. At first when it came time to name each piece, I realized that each had their own personalities and reminded me of individuals that have touched my life in some way.