The Mourners

9x12 acrylics on watercolor paper



I used to draw and paint folk-art folk every once in a while but haven't in quite some time. Recently I was asked about doing some and so started thinking about them. I did several sketches this morning and then painted this one. It's just for my Sisters but kind of got me in the folk people mood.
A lot of people don't care for folk art, I've heard it call many things and none of them meant to flatter. Among those descriptions is often "childish" which I think fits it well. I think that it's thru simplistic childlike expression that we can often truly find ourselves and more easily speak the truth of our souls.

Anyway, it is what it is :)