Many, many thanks and a tip of the hat for the wonderful drawing submitted and printed in your newspaper of July 20. In case anybody missed Ava Rodriguez' lovely work, it appears on page A8, subtly inserted (as other artists are each day) next to the weather.
But “Kids Corner?” Hogwash. Thank you, Ava, for this beautiful lady happily depicted on the grass a short distance from what I take to be her home. She lies on the greenest grass this side of Ireland, under a lemony sun, and what looks like a dog headed for his favorite tree. All of this under a two-tone sky of cobalt and robin’s egg blue.
Your exquisite drawing harkens this viewer's memory to another work, “Christina’s World” by Andrew Wyeth. Both ladies, inclined on the lawn in front of their respective homes. But here’s your heroine, facing us, away from what I take to be where she lives, as though she might be thinking about her upcoming prospects and how she will make her way in the world. She smiles, her palms cupped toward us, her bright eyes earmark an anticipation of things to come.
I would title your piece “Ava’s World” and affix a blue rosette on the corner, right next to the red dot, “SOLD.”
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