Wednesday, March 16, 2016

At a Crossroad

12 x 9 Oil on Archival Board

I painted this woman before in pastel and have always loved the scene and particularly this woman.  I decided to paint it again in oils and thought it especially appropriate in this political climate.  The woman is a housekeeper at one of the inns or guest cottages on Monhegan.  There were a number of summer helpers from other countries working on the island.  Her clothes and her demeanor drew me right to her.  At the time I thought "what a great way to earn some money and see new and faraway places."  If things pan out as some of the "politicians" are suggesting, I suppose it will put an end to this lovely woman's job.  Progress??  I don't think so!

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