Pete is a friend of a colleague of mine. My friend is a watercolor artist, and she thought Pete had a great face for a portrait, so she snapped a pic and sent it to me. I think his face really tells a story of his interesting life. Hopefully I can meet him one day and hear all about it!
10" x 10" Oil on linen, available.
Every Easter I paint a rabbit or hare, as this is the time of year I start to notice cottontails on the greenbelt behind my house. Sometimes we have backyard visitors, which thrills me to no end. I decided to do a bit different one, just for fun. If we get a cottontail visitor soon, I'm sure I'll paint a proper rabbit, but for now, I hope this brings a smile.
11" x 14" Oil on Board
The statistics for African American youth are shocking, and disheartening. They are far more likely to be arrested than their white classmates. We've seen the video clips of them being mistreated, and even killed by law enforcement. They often are poor, and understandably feel the system is not on their side. So different than my upbringing. My heart breaks for these young boys and girls, who have the decks stacked against them from day one. Black lives absolutely matter, and we need to do more to insure their equal rights.
Rhea Groepper Pettit
New works, new ideas.