Saturday, November 20, 2010

NORA KASTEN Artist Oil Painting "Jett, Towing Jay"


"Jett, Towing Jay"
© Nora Kasten
Oil painting on canvas  (24" x 20")  From the archives

"This painting of my son, Jett, was, obviously, painted from a photo I took on the boat back in 1989 and is very amateurish.  It was my 15th painting.  I used a lot of Alizarin Crimson in those early days of painting and this painting of Jett shows just how fugitive that color is.  There was life in those shadows in the beginning but within a year, the Alizarin was gone.  It was a good lesson to learn early on and then I substituted Rose Madder for Alizarin for many years.  The last 5 years I've used Quinacridone Magenta in place of Alizarin Crimson and have been very happy with it.

The main reason for showing you this painting is to ask for your prayers for Jett.  Jett has Renaud's  disease and was admitted into a Tarpon Springs hospital this past Monday.  He had fallen earlier and couldn't recover from his injuries.  He had surgery on Tuesday to open a 70% blockage in the groin area and then surgery again on Wednesday to open two more blockages (60% and 90%) in his left leg.  There is at least a pulse again in his left toes but no feeling in the bottom of his foot.  The doctor told him this morning that he may never get that back.

The biggest problem now is getting and keeping his blood flowing thin.  His PPT count is much too low and Cumadin plus Heparin are being administered.  The risk of a blood clot is very high and he is not permitted to get out of the hospital bed.  Jett is 48 years old.  I will be with him tomorrow."

13 comments:

carol morgan carmichael said...

Will keep Jett in my prayers. Goodness.
I really like this painting.

Peinturesetaventures said...

Praying for you all, Helen

Renee said...

This painting reminds my son Matt when were on Lake Wildwood.
Lot's of fun boating.

I am praying for you and Jett.

Renee

Pam said...

Keeping Jett in my prayers. Praying safe travels for you also Nora. Hugs and Blessings.

martinealison said...

Encore une lourde épreuve pour vous ma chère Nora... J'allumerai une petite bougie pour vous et votre fils... Je vous embrasse

Carol Blackburn said...

Keeping good thoughts and prayers for you and your family, Nora.

Susan Roux said...

Nora, its been a year of tragedies for you. I'll keep you and Jett in my prayers.

Gilberto said...

My clumsiness is great in the maters of suffering. Let me said, I am and have been always closer to your suffering, my sympathies Nora. They must be Sun some somewhere.

Nora Mackin said...

My prayers are with you Nora and your son Jeff.

Lorraine Shirkus said...

One more new person here, adding to the prayers for your son and family.

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