This is a painting of mine that few people have seen unless you’ve been in my studio. I love her! She reminds me of all the amazing old ladies—my aunts, church women and neighbors that I grew up with in South Dakota. These women had their own style, got things done and didn’t complain about wearing heels and hose and girdles all the time. My mother usually had a pot of coffee on and was giving someone a perm in my kitchen. I loved it. Her kitchen is still a real hub of activity and hours are spent there when I’m visiting. Most of those old ladies are gone now, but their spirits are a part of me. My apologies for the up the skirt shot, maybe that angle reminded me of what I was seeing when I was very young. Those girdles were pretty darn mysterious.
Happy Friday and I hope you get to kick up your heels!