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companion oil paintings for poem, in one children are searching under white culmulus clouds hiding whimsical character, the other two children hug, comforted and surrounded by a deep green lake


The two 12x12" oils on wood panels are companion paintings which respond to Ragain's poem"Clouds Pile Up North." This long, narrative takes the reader from a quaint summer scene and exposes a raw anger in a child. My approach was to identify with the children, their inquisitiveness, fantastical clouds and a more distant jumping child. The next panel of murky green offers comfort and forgiveness.