Vintage was my first experiment with using fabric as a sort of “stamp”. I had seen another artist do a similar thing only with plaster and a doily. It worked lovely and I have since been racking my brain as to other fabric options. I named this one vintage because it gives me the feel of something old - rusty, yet dainty. I love going through old abandoned farm houses. One in particular, in northern Iowa, was just like he people walked out of their life. The house was full of little pieces of life. When we went down into the basement, which was nothing but a fine dirt floor, we came upon a very old car. How it got there I have no idea. Almost as if they had built this old farmhouse around it. This painting feels like that old house to me.
I painted this one and Summer’s window at the same time. Both, coming from that same experience.