| Poetry Porch|
oil on board 18 x 24"
On a beautiful day some time ago I was walking near the park and there was a couple sitting on their huge front porch. The man was reading the newspaper out loud to the woman who sat attentively listening. The romantic in me changed the newspaper to a book of poetry and this painting was born in my mind. A self-portrait I guess, but not really because: 1. I don't wear long dresses when I walk, and 2. My dog looks nothing like the dog in the painting.
I changed the couple to a group of women because as you know I am more a painter of the female figure vs the male for no other reason than they are easier for me. I am a woman, I was raised by a woman, I grew up surrounded by women, so my recurring subject of women makes sense.
I hope you all are well and have a wonderful weekend!