Mathilda The Red

Mathilda The Red, oil on canvas, 14″x18″. Sold.

Revisiting my love of lady pirates today.  Don’t let her pleasant demeanor fool you, she’s got poison darts in that pretty parasol.

 


The Infallible Tippy Gordon

The Infallible Tippy Gordon. 18″x24″, oil on canvas.  Sold.

The part that really gets me is that she’s managed to do it all in high heels.   It’s almost inconceivable.  When I was in California last September, I lost my mind for a few minutes in Saks and bought a lovely pair of stilettos. I reasoned that they will never go out of style since they are the equivalent of the little black dress but I hadn’t really considered how well I would be able to walk in them.  Why would I?  All the ladies around us were gliding by with little to no effort to stay upright. I have since discovered that I can only use them for short flat distances (no cobblestones, grass or uneven patios) and only when supported by John- which means using the ladies room can get awkward. Most troubling is that I have yet to work out a way to replace the pained and unflattering grimace that takes over my face during these short distances with something more aesthetically pleasing.