Oil on cradled birch panel
18 x 18 inches
Painting commissioned by Dr. Wendy Aronson, New York, NY
I've summered in Tiny Camp for 67 years. It's got a bathtub on feet, and my baby-bed-after-my-crib. It's a surrogate for the family I no longer have.
Jeanine's grandfather taught me to swim longer ago than I care to admit. We're neighbors, and share a lifetime of reminiscence.
When I saw the paintings Jeanine did of her own Camp, I instantly knew I needed her to paint mine. A friend said that Jeanine's interiors "look like Alice Neel is painting rooms." Emotionally intense, the pictures convey passing time.... portraits of rooms now only in our memories. Her perspective surprises; her inclusions and omissions enhance; her color sense charms. Jeanine's work is figurative, but it is done with an expressionist's hand. It is unmistakably contemporary.