Thursday, June 19, 2008
Try Again Tomorrow
Did They Pay You, Father?
Amos Bronson Alcott, father of Louisa May Alcott, came home one winter night from a job. The family really needed the money to carry them through. They greeted their tired father, then May finally asked if they had paid him.
I Call That Doing Very Well
Bronson pulled out a single dollar bill and apologized, saying he'd do better next time. His wife threw her arms around him and said, "I call that doing very well."
I was excited to do this series, having seen "Little Women," which is based so closely upon Louisa's life. I have always wanted to paint a warm interior with a cold exterior, something I am still working at perfecting.