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"It's Such A Strain" (In progress)
"It's Such A Strain" (In progress)
Oil on canvas
24x24x1.5 in
2018

It's Such a Strain is based on a sketch I did in February, 2006. It was a fraught time, barely two months after my former husband, poet Irving Layton had died and the post-mortem -- sorry to say -- shitshow had begun.

The sketch made me laugh out loud, something I'd not done in many months. Always wanted to work it up into a painting.

Some twelve years after dashing off that sketch, I began this piece. I've just submitted it to Utah's 94th Annual Springville Spring Salon.

Ya never know!