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7" x 5"
oil on masonite

Comments (4)

I like this one a lot.

Shalom from Jerusalem, John,



Nice! With a hint of mystery.



Can you help me out?

For some reason, this painting reminds me of a short story we read back in junior high/middle school.

I'd like to find a copy of the story (or perhaps the book it was excerpted from).

The gist of the story is this:

(1) Older brother breaks his sled.
(2) Older brother puts sled back together so that it is not apparent that it is broken.
(3) That evening, older brother talks younger sister into taking the sled for a ride.
(4) The sled wrecks, throwing the sister & splitting her lip.
(5) Hallmark moment where the older brother realizes his folly & is very tender as he cares for his sweet, innocent, sister who is clearly shaken (& he is affected by consequences that he didn't consider).

I remember the imagery in the story--the blue moonlight on the snow, the way the brother gingerly held his sisters head in his hands as he tried to comfort her.

It was a sweet story about simpler times.

Anybody passing through here know of the story I'm talking about?


John Cox is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator for hire. For information about purchasing existing work or commissioning new work, contact him by e-mail at john555cox [at] hotmail.com.

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