Gloria Steinem

April 13, 2009

I started a new painting today. This one’s subject is Gloria Steinem and her Address to the Women of America on July 10, 1971, at the founding of the National Women’s Political Caucus. This would become one of the era’s most memorable speeches; delivered at the height of the Women’s Movement, it is considered one of the twentieth century’s greatest speeches.

Rainy days are so perfect for painting. Below are some pictures of the work in progress.

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MLK is born

March 28, 2009

I started my next painting today. Before I even put the markers to canvas I had a feeling that this one would be my favorite. The words are from Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” and “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speeches.

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I love it so much right now, but it’s going to change a lot.

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