Monday, July 7, 2008

Welcome Floral Still Life Watercolor Painting

This is an 11 x 15" watercolor on Arches 140 lb paper.

Reference photo from Wet Canvas... a very inviting scene.... come and stay a while....cup of tea or coffee maybe?

For some, the invitation becomes a source of torment.

Some interesting thoughts on a serious huge problem of eating disorders from "Father Hunger...Fathers, Daughters and the Pursuit of Thinness" by Margot Maine, PhD.....

"Part of the problem is that the two sexes learn to experience life so differently....we teach men to fear, distrust and deny feelings, we give them few opportunities to be emotionally open to others. ....for many men, sex is the only time they feel permission to be close. So, as the typical father watches his global girl mature and become increasingly sexual, he may be worried about boundaries and withdraw....

When a father responds by withdrawing and being aloof, his daughter suffers from low self-esteem, and her confidence in her sexuality is undermined .....

Women who develop eating and body image problems sometimes perceive that their parents, especially their fathers, are conflicted about sex, or disapprove of it. These young women begin to feel that their bodies are disgusting and their impulses are immoral. They use self-destructive eating to achieve a less sexual body and diminish their guilt."

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