My friend Ellen -- who I hadn't seen for a long time -- visited the studio, chose some of the colors in this, and helped paint the first layer. We painted with the canvas lying flat on a table next to the river and talked about our lives. My idea for this series is that they're like quilts in that more than one person can work on them at a time, and having the painting lying down is reminiscent of a quilting bee. The title -- "A Woman's Work" is a bit tongue in cheek since the checkered pattern I painted over the first layer isn't done. And it never will be.
30x48x1.5 / acrylic on canvas / $2500