Day 77 at Home: George Floyd

This is who I’m thinking of today as protests happen, violence breaks out and the news moves to reporting them. The right and wrong of these actions is easier to turn to, to think about, and to report. But I wanted to paint this portrait to try and stay in thinking how unimaginably and wrongly huge this loss is, and what it must feel like to those who knew and loved this man.

This we all agree on: George Floyd should not have died. It’s especially important to hang on to that and remember a human being who was killed unjustly. There are deep-rooted problems around race to grapple with, consider, and discuss. Because the difficult stuff we avoid speaking of is what never gets solved and comes back. Again and again and again.

RIP George Floyd. 

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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18 Responses to Day 77 at Home: George Floyd

  1. Barbara Ann Beynon says:

    Beautiful, nuanced portrait. Thank you for honoring him, Suhita. It is a very difficult time.

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  2. Darrelle Cavan says:

    ♥️

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  3. So beautifully said❣️🙏 Such a beautiful portrait too!!! – much love in it. Thank you 🙏 ❤️

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  4. Carolyn Fitz says:

    Fabulous watercolor capture /expression of Floyd’s portrait ! Bless him and his family. Change must happen…And a right-on /thoughtful message from you for sure.
    Note:thank you for all your wonderful, inspiring posts/ I don’t often reply, but please know you are greatly appreciated ❣️

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  5. fakeflamenco says:

    Awesome watercolor and heartfelt words. Thank you for celebrating his life. I grew up in Minneapolis, so your tribute means a lot to me. -Rebecca

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  6. This is a very powerful portrait. Thank you for this.

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  7. Nice painting, I really like your loose approach. I really like how you used a limited colour palette.

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  8. suzanne tractenberg says:

    A beautiful portrait, Shuhita, and your sentiments are lovely, sad, and true. Suzanne

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  9. Diane Winters says:

    A touching post and a touching portrait. Thank for doing and saying this.
    Diane

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  10. Meena Razvi says:

    Such a beautiful portrait. Are you going to send it to his family? They will love your gift and might give them some comfort. Thanks for sharing and caring. Hope you are well. We met briefly at the Chicago sketch convention. Peace to all. Love your work!! Meena

    On Mon, Jun 1, 2020, 11:10 AM Sketch Away: Travels with my sketchbook wrote:

    > Suhita Shirodkar posted: ” This is who I’m thinking of today as protests > happen, violence breaks out and the news moves to reporting them. The right > and wrong of these actions is easier to turn to, to think about, and to > report. But I wanted to paint this portrait to try and stay ” >

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  11. Annie says:

    Thank you, Suhita. With tears, from Annie and family.

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  12. Holly Block says:

    A beautiful portrait and heartfelt tribute to George Floyd. Thank you for posting this.

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  13. Lais Judith says:

    Your George Floyd painting captures his image beautifully and touches my heart as I’m sure it does others who see it. Mr. Floyd’s family would be touched by seeing this gentle portrait.

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  14. Bernadette says:

    Such a beautiful response of word and painted image to such a tragic event. Thank you.

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  15. John W Cuningham says:

    A man who has ignited a flame that if we use it will lead us in different directions

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  16. Thank you for this.

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  17. Viviane says:

    Very touching, Suhita. Merci.

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  18. V Ramasamy says:

    Very nice tribute

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