|"You First!", 9x12", oil on canvas panel, ©©2013 Cindy Greene|
The emotional tug for me here is that these two remind me of my brother Michael and me. When we were very young, our parents would load us in the car in the pre-dawn hours and drive across the desert to the beach. We would have a wonderful time for a few hours, and then would spend a few miserable days coping with the inevitable sunburn. The smell of Coppertone is forever ingrained in my mind — I've never been able to use it; it just reminds me of being sunburned.
I'm finding that I'm pulled to painting certain subjects, and then I realize later what the tug was about. Do you ever have that happen?