Wednesday, September 16, 2009

new domestic series


I painted this piece the other week. The first in my domestic series. It actually uses my midcentury kitchen furniture and an apron made by my great grandmother in the 40s or 50s. I wanted to do some pieces that were about the shift in womens work across the generations and the devaluation of domestic work in recent times. In our current culture all our tasks- cooking, cleaning, our kids, our parents are sold off to the lowest bidder. Hopefully I can get on to painting the rest of the series, sadly my rate of painting slows significantly when I am teaching early am seminary. And this painting took about 4 days at 4 hours a pop- so at about 1 hr a day or a little more- it's goign to be tough to go anywhere quickly.

12 comments:

Jenny said...

This is my ALL-TIME favorite so far of ALL your work... I can't wait to see the rest in your series. I'll even volunteer to be the middle aged housewife legs!

Smilin' sunshine said...

I love this one too! Maybe you can get more time in next week since it will be your seminary week off!

BTW, my boy is loving your class!

smart mama said...

JW- I do need your legs- attempting to set up props, dress-up, set up tripod and set camera settings and remote pic taking for the prelim pics to paint from during nap time is seriously crazy-I did get a shot today with your muffins! I think it's going to be next up...

db-it actually kind of lame this week- because the 2 days lessons are the title page and intro (which chad did at the fireside)- so tomorrow will be brief lesson segment followed by more marking and bonding questions! you'll be able to tellwhich weeks i'm on and which i ma off by my paintings...

ellen said...

I love it!!! Can you make it into note cards?!

Sabra said...

I completely love this piece, and the idea behind it. I want it in my kitchen! Long live domesticity!

bluestocking mama said...

i LOVE this! the painting and the thought behind it. i seriously want it in my kithcen

Charlotte said...

Wow! I love it. You have a gift. Sounds like you're going to have to make a few reproductions. I want one, too.

Meemer said...

add me to the list of fans! i love it. i am really excited to see more.

Char said...

I, too, think this might be my favorite picture you've EVER done. I adore it.

Stefan said...

love love love love love.

I sense a new set of notecards.

Michelle said...

oops, that was me. But I'm sure my 15 yo son would love your painting too.

j. vorwaller said...

This is really beautiful!! I can so identify with not having much time to paint, that next session with my brushes while i'm being domestic is something nice to look forward to.

(btw, found you via segullah somehow... nice to meet you!)