Art and Stories by Cinder LeDell

OP56 "The Homecoming"
Original oil painting 22x30: $850
Signed/numbered prints available, with certificate of authenticity:
OP56A Print 8x10
Limited Edition of 50: $30
unframed includes 11x14 mat.
Optional frames.
Choose frame #1,2,3 or 4

With frames #1 or #2 : $67
With frames #3 or #4 : $86
Also available Greeting cards.
Prices include shipping.

"The Homecoming"

While much has been written about the effect of empty nest syndrome on mothers, I never realized it probably impacted fathers, as well as the children, more than even they would believe.

When our own sons went off to college, I counted on their coming home for the summers. However, by their sophomore years they gave me the "bad news" that they would stay on campus summers, working for their professors.

So when our sons, after a year's absence, came home for a surprise celebration of their father's birthday, the "homecoming" and the emotional outpouring of hugs of these three men, was an event etched into my brain as well as my soul. I had to try to capture that "special moment" in a painting.

Happy music and art, Cinder LeDell

Stories in Paint by Cinder LeDell © 2001