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This small piece is one of my personal favorites! My husband cut a special curved at the top mat for it so it is hard to state the exact 'image size" but over all with the mat it is 11 x 14".
A few lines of oil pastel over the acrylics added the finishing touches I wanted. Painted on International Women's Day, it expresses innocence with strength and freedom. Always with a certificate of authenticity.
The secondary image is "Nude in a Paper Doll Dress" because "Dare to Be Bare in a Big Green Chair" would likely suffer the same banning as "The Innocents" did for the Spring Exhibit. (It was later allowed to be hung.) At the recent meeting of Schenectady Art Society (9/10/15) it sounded as if the presence of a nude would not be welcomed. It is not clear to me whether this is due to the attitudes and resistance of some SAS members or to pre-empt refusal by an individual at SCCC. The only reason I was given when the SAS president called back in February to tell me to come back in zero weather to retrieve "The Innocents" was that the SCCC liaison said it was "too graphic" to be hung. Thus, this small work would likely be vetted in the same mysterious manner! Because I have a sense of humor, I decided to put a paper doll dress on the woman - and hope that this approach may send a message to SAS and SCCC about fine art and the fact that it is 2015.

Materials used:

acrylics, oil pastel

Dare to Be Bare in a Big Green Chair (2013)


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