CANADA GEESE IN THE ROUGH
This is a painting of The Chesters' family. The two largest geese are the parents and the four smaller ones are their kids. ET is one of their kids.
NOTABLE QUOTES FROM CHRISTA:
"Vincent Van Gogh painted the olive trees fifteen times before he turned out a masterpiece. Since I'm no Van Gogh, I will be satisfied if after my thirtieth attempt, the Canada Geese look more like what they are."
" As I get to know your Canada geese better, I believe they are finicky about cleanliness, and are not the filthy, poop-dropping creatures that they are perceived to be. I notice they don white aprons from
their necks to their lacey hems to keep their frocks clean from the mud that they waddle into. They also place white napkins around their snouts to keep them clean when they feed. They are quaint, dainty creatures. As I paint them, I notice that they have feathers like a hem of black lace over white petticoats."
Christa excelled in art at the Tarcisian Convent School in Ipoh, Malaysia. Her paintings were displayed in the art room, but she set her brushes aside to pursue Economics and Business Administration in New Zealand. Upon her return to Kuala Lumpur, she entered the world of commerce. Although she had a theoretical knowledge of profit, the actual grasp of it eluded her. She did a teaching stint in Ipoh and found her passion in English Literature, especially short fiction and poetry. Her pen-pal in America was so enchanted with the funny short stories that he proposed to her, in order to be able to listen to her stories forever. Instead of the charming tales of her cat and quirky students, her stories became lamentations of the dirty dishes in the sink, the endless loads of laundry, the cranky computer, the sometimes strange-sounding car, and the nocturnal partying of their only son, who is now a teenager. Her husband encouraged her to take up painting as it wasn't fun having a complaining wife. He heartily supported her efforts by claiming that every piece of paint-soaked canvas was a Van Gogh-work-in-progress. She displayed her art work in one of her brother's restaurant in Minnesota. The restaurant was the one with the decor and the ambience described as "spartan" by a food critic. Any piece of canvas with paint on it was an improvement over the blank walls. Interestingly, her brother had informed her that her art work did not fit in with the decor and ambience of his other restaurant, which had elegant lighting,gilt-framed paintings, French provincial chairs, white table cloths, and crystal bud vases. Hence, beside the spartan hole-in-the-wall restaurant of her brother's, she displayed her art work on the website of Choo Love, her Canada goose-loving friend. If Choo's heart is big enough to embrace the Canada goose with its poop and all, it will also welcome art rejects.
Christa has also contributed these paintings to our site:
Thank you, Christa!