I'm a little further along with this piece. Still need to make a few little changes in the upper right hand corner of the hat and a little more to the background...but thought I would show you my progress.
I've chosen to name this piece THE WOMEN OF YESTERDAY.....even though it is fairly contemporary in style. I love period piece movies and have been watching quite a few lately. What has struck me so vividly is how limited women of years past led their lives. They had to be careful how they acted lest they be labeled insane. Often times they led lives filled with fear and despair. They couldn't speak their views when they pleased and were oftentimes mated with less than desirable mates who were both verbally and physically abusive. Although there does appear to be plenty of the above in the world of today.
I certainly don't paint for anyone but myself.....mainly to express my feelings
Thanks for letting me share this with you.....It was a fun piece to paint...and should be finished in the next day or so.
My wonderful grandson is here with us this weekend....so it will be a weekend filled with Tom and Jerry Cartoons. LOL
Have a wonderful day dear friends,