Sunday, April 12, 2009

"Aunt Tip"

6"x 6"
acrylic on canvas
My aunt tip was the kind of woman that was always well put together. She was a “hair dresser” or at least that’s what she called it. I think her occupation is obvious when you view the care that was put into her hair in this painting. I remember when I first came across this image of her as a young lady. What a gem. I had really never thought that she, my Aunt Tip was ever a young lady, and wow how stunning she was. As I look back at her through adult eyes I can describe her as both a simple and complicated woman. Simple in the way she navigated through her world with very few material things. And complex in the fact that she did it so well without any projection of poverty. This was a very easy painting to paint from the drawing to the finish.

1 comment:

Gwen Bell said...

Love Aunt Tip! She looks like a very elegant, confident woman. The kindness in her eyes shines through in your portrait of her. Very nice work!