“In Memory of Paul G. DeLuna Jr.” 22 x 15″ original watercolor on 140 lb 100% cotton Saunders paper.
“During my last conversation with Paul, he had contracted COVID-19 and was lying in a hospital, waiting for a bed in the ICU. Paul wasn’t an anxious person, but as he said, “This disease is doing something to my mind.” I prayed for God to comfort him, to grant him courage to go into the valley of the shadow. We packed as much as we could into that ten minute phone call.
A healthy husband and father, with children still at home, soon after this call, Paul was wheeled to the ICU and subjected to a ventilator. Paul lost his life on September 18, 2021, in Boerne, Texas, a few weeks after he turned 48.
As a fellow artist who turned professional out of college, Paul encouraged my painting and joked that I was getting better than him. He was the only person who noticed how my signature embodied my curly hair. A month before he passed, he suggested we get together to paint someday. A faithful participant in our online church, Paul remained faithful to the end.”
Who did you lose because of the pandemic or the pandemic’s policies?
All Jonalyn’s paintings arrive with a living edge. You can frame her art by either covering or showcasing this raw edge. Jonalyn’s favorite way to frame her work is in a “float mount” showcasing this raw, living edge.
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