I don’t usually do political art, but this watercolor portrait showed up on my easel as I was working on World Watercolor Month. Later, you’ll see more of the images I’ve been putting together in a collection titled “Faces of Summer”, based loosely on various prompts for the challenge.
As I began painting this portrait, this young child started speaking to me, telling me of all the violence and hatred he’s seen this summer. I had no choice but to let him speak.
Regardless of where you stand on the political spectrum, I know we can agree that too many children have died as a result of violence. Please, can we do better?