Friday, August 21, 2015

Chair with Interior with a Book

Whenever I go to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art I make certain to stop and see my favorite piece; Richard Diebenkorn's Interior with a Book .  I really can't quite describe the peacefulness that comes over me when I am standing in front of this painting.  My imaginations goes overboard coming up with the possible stories it holds within.
And then one day I was looking at the corner of our great room where my grandmother's rocker sits and it reminded me of the painting.  I was standing there thinking about the painting and it occurred to me how I could have a memento of the painting right there.  I had recovered the chair once already, and I had painted several pairs of canvas shoes, why couldn't I do a study of the painting on the cushion of my grandmother's chair?

Three weeks later and here it is sitting in one of my favorite spots in the house.  It's made my grandmother's chair even more special!