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Just Chums

lucyandroseAlmost 100 years ago, my 14 year old grandmother was working full time at a factory, sewing. Because of this, she helped support her family and could also afford to buy the nicest fabrics and make her own clothes. The reference for this painting was a tiny old faded photograph taken in very bright light, but there was enough there for me to make this painting. This is my grandmother, then known as Lucy Melino in the teal dress and her friend Rose.

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  1. June 5th, 2016 at 13:33 | #1

    This is lovely, Mimi. Hope you are well.

  2. IntenseGuy
    March 8th, 2016 at 10:12 | #2

    🙂 looks like you “saved” an old faded but much treasured photo.

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