"Lost - yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes.
No reward is offered, for they are gone forever."
-- Horace Mann
I lost my Mom-in-law and best friend in August, 2016. Accepting that dying is as much a part of nature as living does not come so easily. I poured myself into this painting as a form of therapy, grappling for something beautiful and "normal" in my life. In my usual style, I added texture with collaged images of the trash I pick up off our scenic highways, but I also tore up the receipts from the final days of care for my Mom and intertwined them into the trees, giving new life to the death experience.
It is created on a professionally handcrafted birch wood panel built by my husband and Master Woodworker, David Anderson.
The colors & composition of this piece show influences from Gustav Klimt, who is more well known for his portraits but he created wonderful landscapes as well.
All pieces from this series are finished with two coats of archival satin varnish, creating a contemporary but natural look. The edges are finished with varnish as well, but left natural and often display drips of paint from the process. No framing required.
To learn more about Linda Klein visit - www.lindakleinart.com
Watercolor, Collage, Pencil