I work in human services and in the course of twenty years and in one way or another have been exposed to a lot of abuse of children.  One of my bosses is a psychologist and about a month ago he gave me a $100 gift card to my art store so I could have a fun day buying more paint etc. Painting is a good way to release anger, pain and frustration.  He and one of our social workers told me to paint out my feelings as after so many years this sort of job gets to you. Painting and drawing is my way to vent and sometimes painting pretty flowers just isn't do the job. I started to paint an angel this morning and ended up with this little child. I started to cry after I finished it so I guess I needed to get it out of my heart. Sometimes I wonder where God is at when children are being hurt by the people that are supposed to love them and take care of them. 

Watercolor only on a 4×6 on a 140lb. Canson watercolor block.

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About C. Brown

I'm 58 yr. old. I work full time for a private non-profit organization in Ohio.  I try to draw or paint something every day.  At the moment the majority of the pictures I will be posting here are from my sketch book so there are going to be sometimes unfinished paintings and some with obvious eye sores here and there in the painting. Watercolor can be unforgiving and I'm working on understanding what to expect from it. Once I build up some confidence I would like to take a basic drawing class at the Columbus Community College and also a Saturday figure drawing class at Columbus College of Art and Design. Now that I'm a member of the Artists Daily community I'm looking forward to taking advantage of all the free instructional downloads available to members. 

Comments, suggestions and critiques are welcome.