A LIGHT CARESS
PRINTS AVAILABLE CLICK
An original Painting oil on rag board 22×30 inches by
June Pauline Zent
This painting was in progress when my eldest son called me to help with a survey job in South Florida. He had workers that did not show and needed someone to sit with his equipment in a high traffic area where his GPS was in danger of being stolen. And we are not talking about a car GPS, we are talking about 60,000 invested and he was under a deadline. I packed up the work and arrived there the next morning.
Sitting in the median I sat up and started drawing the basic image in colored pencil. I was focused in spite of the cars whizzing by and didn’t notice that people were pulling over until some walked up to me and asked what I was doing. This did break the focus and continued all day long. I didn’t realize just how interested people were in an artist working on the spot. Many questions, many answers later the work was hardly touched. It was like teaching a class while trying to concentrate at the same time. It’s a wonder I didn’t get arrested for obstructing traffic! Surveyors work under special rules. Thank goodness!
At the end of the day I packed up and headed back to North Florida and it is the last time I ever tried to work with an audience!