Untitled (Two Kids), ca. 1998, watercolor and ink on paper, approx. 8 in x 11 in.
A drawing I did over ten years ago.
Two boys standing behind each other, the larger in the front, almost covering the smaller figure behind. My nephews. We were at the beach at the Ostsee (Baltic Sea) and stormy weather was arriving.
I rediscovered this work last year in the basement of their sister, who thankfully allowed me to temporarily store a flat file full of works and many more canvasses that I left behind when I moved to the US.
The boys are young men now and I will see them again soon. Always a good time.
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Hartmut Austen is a painter and educator living in the Boston area.