|Dump and Sort, watercolour and pen, 2011|
|Wash and Dry. water soluble markers, painted from life, 2010|
|Fold and Stack, watercolour, pen, pastels, . Painted from Life. 2011|
LAUNDRY DAY. Week after week after week. For such a hum-drum task that goes on a lifetime, you need a sense of humor. Most Mondays, I don't have one. The Mondays when these were scrawled, I did. I was painting from life.
Once upon a time, I made a plaster sculpture of what you see in this last painting--the basket with all the laundry folded neatly and stacked high. I used all the pieces of clothing I had shrunk in the wash. I submitted the sculpture to an Art Exhibition at the college and won first prize. Then I brought it home and set it at the bottom of the stairs in the foyer. It was a reminder to the rest in the household that I will only go so far with laundry.
I've posted these sketches before. I'll probably post them again some other Monday while I hang out in the kitchen waiting for the dryer to dry. I will never paint another in this series. These say it all.