Dolly was my great-aunt. She was my grandmother Velma’s sister, my mother’s Aunt. My memory of Dolly is only through the eyes of a little girl. She had meticulous painted eyebrows and red lips. She would come to visit with happy and jolly Uncle Charlie. He always had a cigar going and made us laugh. The yellow in this painting was inspired by her dress. It seems that she wore yellow.
About this Collection
This is one of many small oil paintings in my series titled ‘Women’. They each represent family, friends and other women who bring inspiration in our daily lives. This project started out as a study for future color palettes for my larger paintings and emerged as little gems. At first when it came time to name each piece, I realized that each had their own personalities and reminded me of individuals that have touched my life in some way.