“GETAWAY VACATION ”36 X 48 Oil 1990 by Tom Kelly
This paintings is about the struggles of having and raising kids as well as keeps the romance up between husband and wife. The colors and style were chosen to reflect what was going on at the time in my mind. I started the painting with my two girls and an acrylic undercoat. When I started the painting I did not have an idea in mind and let my 1 year old and 3 year old dictate the subject. I was surprised at the outcome and wondered about the subconscious workings that were going on. The painting is of a husband and wife getting away while the babysitter is taking care of the children in the background. But maybe there were other reasons for the painting subject. Painted in 1989-90.