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Saturday, January 29, 2011

#116 "Ready for the Mystery Dinner", oil, 11" x 14"


This painting was inspired by a room we stayed in at Mosswood Hollow Retreat Center. We stayed there with our entire family and had a Mystery Dinner party. Everyone was costumed to the hilt and it was fabulously fun. I first made this painting without the red dress....just the room with the light falling on the bed. Liana Bennet looked at it and told me she "just didn't care about it". It simply didn't interest her. It made me determined to make her care....hence the red dress which evoked an even more vivid memory for me of the family costume party...and won her interest in the painting. I really like this little painting. It is evocative of...what? The title could change if anyone has any better ideas. The Ray for the Day is "Ready for the Mystery Dinner".

4 comments:

Olavo Marques said...

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Almost Monday said...

This is a really lovely painting. Somehow it brings feelings of nostalgia. maybe it's the light in the room. I really enjoy looking at it!

Sue Van Etten said...

For me, it evokes the excitement and anticipation of getting all dressed up in my best red dress for a big do. Like prom night - for grown-ups. I definitely care about it.

jeannette said...

You succeeded in the mystery:) Hope your mystery dinner was fun!
Love to paint but I never could make it to one painting a day!