Sunday, April 19, 2009

Loss of Greatness



9 x12 pastel and watercolor on marble dust board
I can't believe it. A dear friend and neighbor died this morning. She was the most positive and uplifting person I have ever known. She always had something good to say even when she was enduring pain in her body. Her three biggest loves were all people, all animals and the beach. This painting was painted in honor of Elly Gates, a magnificent soul. She will be missed by many. I can't believe she's gone.

11 comments:

Janelle Goodwin said...

Loriann, I'm so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your friend. What a beautiful warm tribute your painting is - it speaks of pure joy.

Karen said...

A beautiful tribute...what more could one ask for? I'm sorry too about your loss...be comforted by the beauty you've created for her. My thoughts are with you.

susan hong-sammons said...

Dear Loriann, So sorry to hear about the passing of your beautiful friend. I'm sure she will be missed and remembered.
This is such a beautiful painting. Thank you for sharing.

Jala Pfaff said...

Oh, I'm so sorry.

This is a beautiful visual memorial.

Take cre.

Loriann Signori said...

Thank you so much Janelle, Karen, Suasn, and Jala.
Your words are comfort. I really appreciate you taking the time and offering your warmth in this storm. Loriann

Donna T said...

I'm so sorry, Loriann. She must have been a wonderful lady. Your painting beautifully expresses how you feel about her.

Brian McGurgan said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your friend, Loriann - it sounds like she was a wonderful person and I'm sure you're grateful for the friendship you shared. This is a beautiful painting and a wonderful tribute.

B Boylan said...

Gosh, that's truly sad. Your work speaks for her. Beautiful!

Loriann Signori said...

Thank you so much Donna, Brian and Brenda. I only wanted the painting to make the feeling of my most beautiful friend. Thanks for your feedback ad comfort.

Jala Pfaff said...

You might want to consider donating the painting to someplace she'd have cared about (Humane Society? Beach area?) if they'd agree to display it with a plaque/card telling about her. I don't know, it was just an idea I had. I was trying to imagine something I might do in the same situation.

Loriann Signori said...

Jala, I like your idea. I will talk with her family. Thanks.