Patty was my friend for a few years prior to moving to another neighborhood. We were at the age where we could hop on our bikes and go! We rode all over the place mostly to go buy candy. We lived on sour apple sticks until we found Razzles. Patty was the bravest between the two of us. She would make the plans and I would follow. It was with her at the age of thirteen I smoked my first cigarette hiding huddled together on the side of my house while coughing without mercy. What were we thinking. My mother was home. Patty’s palette is the color of raspberry candy gum.
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.