Mike-Related Watercolor: Mother and Child – Last Visit (2013 – painted 2014)

My younger brother, Mom and I had our last visit with Mike for his birthday in 2013. I suppose I represented Dad because, like him, I held out hope that Mike would show some recognition of his family. Mike is autistic, low functioning and nonverbal. My disappointment was bitter. Selfishly, I thought that Mike would finally recognize me as his brother.

Here is a double portrait of Mike and Mom during that last visit:

Mike-Related Watercolor: Mother and Child - Last Visit (2014)
Mother and Child – Last Visit (2014)
Mike-Related Watercolor
Watercolor 12×9″ 140# Cold Pressed

Here is the photo that inspired the above painting:

Last Visit - Mom Trying to get Through
(Photograph 2013)
Last Visit – Mom Trying to get Through
(Photograph 2013)

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