Day 20: Rain drops are a tiny little glimpse of our world. I’ve always been fascinated with what can be seen in a reflective surface, be it rain drops, dew drops or even eyes. What you see will always be different than the person standing shoulder to shoulder with you. The reflection is constantly changing, but it remains your own personal world.
A few years ago I painted a horse for a young lady in the UK. The horse had passed away a few months prior and she was still living with that deep hurt that lingers after you loose someone you love. She had provided me with a high resolution reference photo and I started the portrait. Every time I looked at the horse I could feel something special, but it wasn’t until zoomed in on the eye reflection that I realized what it was. There was a perfect reflection of the girl that had loved the horse so dearly.
Next time you see a raindrop look closely, it may be the reflection of you that makes it so special.
“Raindrop” watercolor, 3”x5” $125
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Robin Zefers Clark
Pull up a chair, put up your feet and listen to a few stories while the paint dries.