Seeking Shade, 2010, Jo-Ann Sanborn
Acrylic on Canvas, 30"x30"
Seeking Shade, dear to my heart, sold last week. While it is always hard to let a painting go, I'm glad that Shade will be cherished by collectors who have now acquired several of my paintings. I hope it will bring them joy.
I've been painting this particular tree island for so long that it's population has expanded. The small palm on the left wasn't there when I began painting the Everglades in 1994. Child of the others?
In some ways, painting is like bringing up children. We put in heart and soul. Through education, training, and endless personal efforts I attempt to shape them in the way I want them to go.
Like my children, my paintings strive to go boldly into the future, while being bound by the weight of the past. Sometimes I force my will on them and they submit. Other times I leave them to find their own way, and they soar.
Both types of paintings can be delightful, but the ones that soar are a little closer to my heart.