Mixed Media Artist

In From The Cold


This is a 16″x20″ mixed media painting on canvas. The sides are 3″ deep. SOLD

I love barkcloth. It is so beautiful. The patterns from the forties are my favorite. Tropical florals in pink and gray, Big blue hydrangeas, huge feathery ferns .

The coat that the little girl is wearing is also vintage. Doesn’t she look like she is a good little soldier? Standing to attention, seen and not heard, like children were so often expected to be back then. As I sit around the dinner table each night and listen to what my girls have to say about the day I feel sad for all those little soldiers that weren’t allowed to express themselves to their beloveds. If you can’t tell your beloveds how you are feeling, then who? Obviously, I wasn’t one of these children, it was fairly chatty around our dinner table. We are a fairly chatty bunch.

Also, I thought the juxtaposition of the child bundled up in her hat and coat against the wallpaper in full bloom was kind of funny and kind of where I am at right now. It has turned cold again and I want so desperately to come in from the cold.

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3 responses

  1. juliebroom

    Beautiful composition, beautiful colour.

    January 28, 2010 at 9:59 pm

  2. Hilary

    I love to see the girl in the cait sporting again,this time flowers. You are a roll here. Keep them coming. We love them.

    January 29, 2010 at 7:00 pm

  3. Hilary

    I tried to cancel but it would not let me. I really must proof read before I post!
    It should say ” I love to see the girl in the coat appearing again, this time with flowers” etc…
    My excuse is the phone rang and I tried to send it before I answered!!!

    January 29, 2010 at 7:04 pm

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