Helen Peters and The Straw Hat/Le Chapeau de Paille

This painting hung unremarked for the entire market season, at Cardigan’s Farmers’ Market , beginning Father’s Day weekend. We are now winding down the crafts for another season, with our last day open being September 15th.

Cette aquarelle me pose toujours des questions et me fait réfléchir  quand je la voit. Quand je leur demande, la majorité croit que le personnage est un homme. Lorsque j’appliquais la peinture , j’avais une femme en tête. Elle etait une amie de la chorale. Sa vie était dure. Pour ceux en service et pour ceux qui travaillaient les champs pour la récolte, entre autre, la vie est dure.

Helen Peters was in my mind when I painted this. A dear friend who died  many years ago. But I remember her and her courage. Today was her birthday. She accepted illness and difficulties with dignity, grace… I admired her. But for all others this androgenous figure is merely a receptacle for a straw hat, much needed in the heat of summer 2018.

Arches cp, 140 lbs

Framed 8×12

$200 Cdn

 

 

 

 

 

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