Self Portrait,Watercolor

Self-Portrait in the Laundry Room
Watercolor on Rag Paper, 29×21″

I painted this self-portrait in answer to a professor I had when I went back to graduate school. I returned to school at a late age after raising my kids. I was 46. I admitted that I painted between loads of laundry in my laundry room. The response was, ” That’s the problem with women. They aren’t professional. You need to put these trivial things aside and just go to the studio!” The problem was that he had a wife to take care of “these trivial things” and I didn’t. I was furious. So this painting was an answer to his ridiculous attitude towards the “trivialities” in life.

I have the tools of my duel occupations: artist and home making engineer.


August 17, 2009