Saturday, November 15, 2008

New Stockings - original oil figurative painting

The other day, I was visiting with some women who were probably in their twenties during WWII and they were remembering how precious stockings were in those days. Some of them even drew black lines down the backs of their legs in lieu of real stocking seams and they had various ways of mending the stockings they did have, or hiding the mends. SOLD

I have been thinking of the deprivations that were endured in the war years - granted, the lack of stockings is a relatively tiny problem, but women everywhere love little luxuries. I was thinking about that when I did this painting. It's 7 x 5" on Gessobord.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!


Anonymous said...

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Connie said...

Thanks so much Carolann, and I will definitely be visiting your blog!

Dar Presto said...

Your thoughts translated into a sensitive piece. Wonderful work, Connie!

Connie said...

Thank you!