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!