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“Reunion” – Los Angeles, California

In 2022, Jonalyn planned a trip to visit her 94 year-old grandparents in southern California, to introduce them to her son (their great-grandson). They planned to give a dual piano concert and bring some home-baked peanut-butter cookies.

The evening of her arrival, Jonalyn called her grandparents. They talked on the phone and, like many affectionate grandparents, couldn’t wait to give a big hug and mil besos (a thousand kisses).

The next morning, Jonalyn woke with a scratchy throat and called her grandparents. They insisted she still visit. Jonalyn and her son visited but remained masked and six-feet apart. They did not hug or give mil besos. Consequently without kissing their smooth, wrinkled cheeks, without getting close in an embrace, they did not get a true reunion. Jonalyn and her son recovered in a hotel and flew home. Her grandparents remained healthy. Back in her studio, Jonalyn painted this piece, “Reunion.”

How many reunions did we miss in the Covid years? Which ones hurt the deepest?

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This painting was part of Jonalyn’s Saving Lives Gallery and Virtual Watercolor Event.

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.

 

$1,235.00

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“Reunion” 21 x 30″ original watercolor on 140 lb 100% cotton Saunders paper.

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