‘Arthur and Rutherford’ photgraphed by Christine Kowal
As an artist when I am painting a portrait of someone I go out and phototgraph them. This is one of my favorite photographs. The gentleman on the left is Arthur, also known as King Arthur, on the right Rutherford. Aurthur and Rutherford are best freinds although honestly King Arthur sees himself more as a grandfather figure or mentor to Rutherford. Rutherford’s dad Norman comissioned me to do a portrait of Arthur for his mom Diana.
For days that seem like they are going backwards or I have something difficult to do, I keep images in my head that make me happy, and I refer back to them throughout my day, they make me smile and as soon as I smile I know that everything is good.
I’ve also got the sky in there, you know when you bend your head way back and look up and it’s Super Blue. There’s an image of Leo my dog in there and Bindi our cat laying in wait for Leo as he turns the corner to jump on his head and then a game ensues.
There’s alot of happy things going on in my head that I reach for when I am stressed or just need a break. I just wanted to share one of my favorite photos with you, you are welcome to keep it in your head if you like.
All my Love Christine and The Animals