Winslow Homer painting.
I never have a particular old painting in mind when I start a painting of my own, or rarely, but later I can usually call to mind paintings that I've seen that seem to relate - not usually quite as closely as this!
works in progress
Sunday, November 23, 2014
The way I think about this painting, it has something to do with those marginalized in society - the poor, the 'mentally ill', the homeless, etc.. It is based on a memory, but it also reminds me a little of Andrew Wyeth's famous painting, Christina's World...
Anna Christina Olson (1893-1968) was a lifelong resident of the Cushing, Maine farm pictured in Christina's World . She had a degenerative muscular disorder (undiagnosed, but sometimes identified as polio) that took away her ability to walk by the late 1920s. Eschewing a wheelchair, she crawled around the house and grounds.
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