When Ann and I were young we were usually living in one room. We would sit together, I would paint and she would embroider. She did some great bookmarks and other things. This painting comes from that era. I wasn't particularly good at painting yet, not many from that period were that good, and she was brutally critical, which made me a much better painter. I never rea ally tried to please, but she was pretty free and I made serious note of what she said she liked, especially after telling me she didn't like something, as she was usually pretty specific in her criticisms. She always liked this one though and hung it all her life. If you look at her bath robe you will notice the broken green, the pinkish tone on her sleeve next to her skin on the right, especially, and the blue shadows by the bottom of the robe, which is almost exactly how I color now, which gives consistency throughout my entire work.
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