Melanie Eberhardt - Artist

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AUG
04
2009

Sketches for New Paintings

Its been a challenge this summer finding time to paint. But I’m finally making progress on my “To-Do List”. I start every gouache painting with a pencil line drawing. I am ready to start painting these two new pieces.

Line drawing for new painting about hungry people finding food

Line drawing for new painting about hungry people finding food

The first is a scene with people eating tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. For years I’ve thought about feeding the homeless and how vital soup kitchens are for struggling people and families. It seems even more important in this difficult economic year where so many folks that were barely making it before maybe going to bed at night hungry. It seems incredible that people in our country struggle to find enough food. I hope one day that no one has to endure hunger.

Line Drawing sketch for painting of bedtime complete with dogs

Line Drawing sketch for painting of bedtime complete with dogs

The second scene is contemplative for me. Few people have money to spend, so I’ve been thinking a lot about what’s important, what’s important in the most basic day-to-day sense. To me its home, a warm, safe place for which I’m grateful everyday. The embodiment of home is going to bed with clean sheets, someone to snuggle and of course the dogs. I think many people can relate to this piece.

Over the next few weeks I’ll paint be painting – check back to see the finished pieces.

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