I worked on Three Women in Sandals. I toyed with calling the painting The Three Graces…
I have always had a hard time settling on names for paintings and the problem seems to be getting worse. The issue is that one can only use “Portrait of a Woman” or “Portrait of a Man” only a few times before it begins to confuse everyone, including me. Regardless of the title, I am starting to cotton to this painting.
Speaking of ‘cotton to,’ I used the phrase in conversation recently and my interlocutor interrupted me to ask what the phrase meant–he had never heard it. I have always used it, have you heard it? It means to like someone or something; it’s similar to saying ‘he is starting to warm to the situation.’ I was recently reading Joyce’s Ulysses and one of Joyce’s characters used the phrase.
Three Women in Sandals is part of the Playhouse Square series.