STUDIO HOURS. One afternoon of winter solitude and free to paint for personal pleasure. Not a commission. Not a lesson plan project.
For a long time I’ve wanted to sketch and paint this 1800’s Canadian woman. It’s my acrylic/watercolor style interpretation of an oil painting which a pioneer artist did at a time when women in the arts were going against the current.
Thus the quotation I included on the canvas: “Let the excellence of your work be your protest.”
My friend Diana and I named her Francesca because she strikes us as a woman of Italian descent.
Our cottage during the snow and . . . .
my studio/classroom transformed into a dining room for our family Christmas dinner. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!