I wrestled with this paintng for many years, it evolved and changed until now. I am finished and finally happy with the way it looks and feels. Inspired by Sonja Delaney, whose work I saw in the Pompidou museum last year.
This wooden box once belonged to my father. It was a humidor for cigars with a fancy purple velvet lining most of which has been concealed by my handiwork. Top tray lifts our for pen storage. Works great! The watercolor sketchbook is an accordion fold, inspired by David Hockney.