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Silvana – time for a break

September 7th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments


Italian women pride themselves on their clean, orderly homes, their freshly ironed linens, and of course the food they cook. This painting was inspired by a photo of my cousin Silvana, who lives in Sersale, a small town in Calabria. Many times when we spoke, she told me she was cleaning her house or ironing innumerable shirts for her husband. Here she takes a break.

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  1. Monique
    September 13th, 2010 at 16:24 | #1

    A universal expression of every woman, I think.

    StickerLady ~ SB

  2. September 13th, 2010 at 13:42 | #2

    Ha ha, I see why you can speak Italian 🙂

    I don’t think I represent the real Italian woman but I agree with you! and I think you are very talented
    madaboutpink from SB

  3. September 10th, 2010 at 14:25 | #3

    This is fabulous Mimi. I love the expression on her face.

  4. September 9th, 2010 at 21:20 | #4

    Not sure if my comment went through, so again:

    Very Calabrian indeed; lovely painting, Mimi 🙂

  5. September 9th, 2010 at 04:39 | #5

    The woman is very pretty. You do great work!

  6. Mari
    September 8th, 2010 at 20:46 | #6

    I clicked on your name over on Donna Cunningham’s site and I landed here. I just wanted to let you how much I love your watercolors. Wow! You chose a truly challenging medium and do it so very well. I will have to keep checking in to see more of your work.

  7. Mari
    September 8th, 2010 at 07:24 | #7

    I really really love this painting. The colors are just yummy and I think you’ve done an excellent job with the skin tones. You getting better and better.

  8. September 8th, 2010 at 06:45 | #8

    I LOVE this woman and the image she portrays, Mimi!

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