The Underdogs

“It is said that all you are seeking is also seeking you.  It has been waiting for you for a long time.  Once it is here, don’t move away.  Rest.  See what happens next.”

Clarissa Pinkola-Estes

The Underdogs

4″ x 6″ Watercolor Postcard

Reference Photo by Chelsi Rae Glein

My niece, Chelsi, has always been a champion for the underdogs.  When I was painting from her photo for this, I was thinking about how she probably saw real beauty in this view of what I am guessing to be the reject pile, at the pumpkin farm.  I enjoyed thinking of what a delightful child she was and what an amazing woman she has become, while I added each little dab of color.

I also see the beauty, Chelsi Rae!  🙂

Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD, is an internationally recognized scholar, award-winning poet, Diplomate senior Jungian psychoanalyst, and cantadora (keeper of the old stories in the Latina tradition.) In addition to her international bestseller Women Who Run With the Wolves, Dr. Estés is Deputy Managing Editor and columnist writing on politics, spirituality and culture at the newsblog and a columnist at The National Catholic Reporter online.  Connect with her on Facebook.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lindahalcombfineart
    Oct 21, 2010 @ 17:37:52

    I several small paintings of individual gourds but your “pile of rejects” is beautiful. Great fall color and texture.


  2. lesliepaints
    Oct 21, 2010 @ 14:34:30

    Beautiful composition to this, also. Everytime I go to the grocery store, I take in the pile of squash and gourds. They are like this, beautiful in shape and color.


  3. Joan T
    Oct 21, 2010 @ 10:12:26

    I see the beauty in the rejects too! This has great shading and color! I like the breakfast painting below too. I’ve been too busy (doing what???) to get to the WDE!


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