Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The End of An Era, oil on canvas panel 11x14 inches by Kenney Mencher

Chaslin, the model for this painting, looked a bit to me like she had stepped out of a Doris Day movie. When I posed her, I wanted to make a story using symbols of being a housewife from that era. Like the woman who chases her husband with a rolling pin.

I was thinking that she looked a bit like Pollyanna and since the glass of water is a sort of measure of people's optimism or pessimism. Is it half empty or half full. The act of smashing the glass is sort of revolutionary or a reaction against it.