A Sad Memory by Mark Sheeky

G531A A Sad Memory
Oil on panel
Aug to Nov 2012, Size 234x336 mm

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About this painting
A simple painting about sadness.

A face in a cloudy sky looks towards a distant horizon. A long figure huddles in the cold rain below.

There is a tiny bird in flight in the distance. The bird is perhaps freedom, sad at flying the nest, inspired by leaving my art group after several years, which took place around the time I painted this. The bird also balances the composition, which looks a little uncomfortably off centre, yet which is impossible to balance due to the essential requirement of space after the glance of the cloud.

A Sad Memory
Private collection.