This painting grew out of the process of creating an actual quilt (read more about that here). I painted this for the 2013 edition of OVAC's annual 12x12 fundraiser. I wanted to create another composition along the lines of Beside the Ironing Board:
Beside the Ironing Board, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 inches, 2011 by Sarah Atlee
Just as with this earlier painting, I found the raw "material" I wanted in a quilt-in-progress.
Day/Night Quilt Fragment in the studio, with the model in the background.
In a beautiful act of generosity, the person who bought Day/Night Fragment gifted me with a box of quilt pieces that his great-aunt had begun before she died. I feel sure I will complete that quilt someday, and share it with you here.