Thursday, April 7, 2011
My mother used to hang laundry outdoors on a clothesline in our back yard. We lived on the Texas coastal plains, so we had coastal breezes every day in the summer. Sometimes a summer shower would come up, and we'd run outdoors to gather in the clothes before they got wet. Nothing smells fresher than sheets that have been dried outdoors.
On the downside, every single stitch I owned had to be ironed. The clothes smelled good, but I didn't enjoy ironing. I had to sprinkle the clothes with water so that they'd be damp and then iron them dry. It was the only way to get all the wrinkles out. Nowadays I enjoy having a drier and not having to iron!
I painted this for the April challenge on Daily Painters International. The theme is The Wind. The artist can choose any subject that evokes wind. I decided on this scene of clothes drying in the breeze.
8 inch by 8 inch oil on canvas panel