A special Rose of the Day, 'Little Artist,' in memory of Sharon Brown, who has passed away.
Sharon, a teeny-tiny lady with a huge heart, was an artist who produced wonderful paintings.
She was a major contributor to this site from the beginning. The new members may not be as aware of her contributions as the rest of us. She had been less active here recently, but was still quite active on Cubits. Scroll down to the bottom of her profile page here and take a look at all of the articles she wrote for the site. Incredible!
The Cubits list is even longer:
This is one of my favorites of Sharon's paintings. I couldn't find a larger image, unfortunately, although I know I have one somewhere in my e-mails. It's evocative and enigmatic: At first it looks like plants growing in a container and then you notice that they're actually beings of some sort -- some similar to humans, some similar to animals. It could serve as something like a Rorschach test, I suppose. It's anyone's guess whether the beings are dancing with joy or rebelling against the tight confines of the container or ????
When she learned how much I loved this painting, she started working on a similar painting for me that would depict cat-like figures hidden in the blooms of a flowering tree. Unfortunately, Sharon always worked on dozens of paintings at once, moving from one to another according to her mood. I don't think she ever finished the one she was painting for me. It's a great loss. In general, the loss of Sharon is hard to bear. She will be missed.