I painted Chancellor Merkel because I have been following her on Instagram for awhile, and since the Coronavirus has become an issue I have taken great comfort from her short videos despite my lack of German.
She has a calm and reassuring presence. I know that she is working hard and smart to help her people weather this storm. And it saddens me that she she doesn’t have an ally in the USA in this battle. I cant help but imagine how much better everything would be right now if she had Hillary Rodman Clinton to work with this on, in a coordinated global fashion.
This painting measures 10” x 8”. Oil on cradled panel.