Saturday, August 28, 2010

Giving Back- St Jude

Amish Driver©2005 by Dot Courson 12x24, Oil

Giclees and Prints are available. Contact me HERE for information! 
This is the retouched giclee oil painting that was given away during the Saint Jude Dream Home fund raiser  in Tupelo last month.  I don't know anyone who hasn't been touched by families and children that have been helped by this wonderful institution. It was such an honor to donate this and have my painting in the entryway of the "Tupelo Dream Home". 

The image depicts an Amish father and son who are taking logs to the sawmill here in Pontotoc County Mississippi. They were on a wagon pulled by horses. The Amish who live here in our county do not use electricity or have vehicles- just generators, so the homes are very hot in the summer and with the hot summer we had this year I have been very concerned about them! But the children are healthy and loved and the parents teach them a life-skill while they are young as part of their education.

I have also referred to this painting as "Allied Education"... "Driver's Ed" and "Student Driver" at various times, to describe it better...because without looking closely, it isn't easy to tell that there is a child at the front of the wagon! 

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous, Dot!!! Love the long shadows against the light on the road!