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Oil and Watercolor Paintings by James A. Humphrey    © 2009-21

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Waiting for Brooklyn

Original oil painting, 3' x 4'. Grandchildren explode into one's life. My first grandchild, a granddaughter, entered my life and inspired another of my paintings, "Inside the Claw Machine," but this painting is more direct. Big Bear, one of her favorite stuffed animals, sits on the top of the sofa against the light streaming through shutters. The painting expresses the patience and melancholy of my waiting times for her visits. The painting becomes almost a self-portrait of the artist waiting fo