Mine 4×4" oil #118

Originally I painted this with a cheerful sky blue background, but when I thought about what it represented…that moment when delight and surprise turns into selfishness and possession, I decided to darken the background without getting morbid, so I chose purple. I remember having the biggest present of my four other siblings one year and there were wicked selfish thoughts in my mind. This is when the generosity of parents reaps materialistic monster children. I thought about calling it "My Precious" with a nod towards Tolkein, but that seemed a bit insidious.

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Christine Holzschuh

About Christine Holzschuh

I am a self taught artist who has been influenced by the following people:  my mom (June Hovekamp Osgood), Sean Dye, Jane Neroni, Karin Jurick, Carol Marine, and Qiang Huang.  I am painting daily now after a career in education.  Art is my passion and I am learning every day.