To make the this painting, I took an old acrylic painting and gessoed over it. Overnight, rained dripped in my little screen tent and made the dark drip you see on the right. Instead of painting over it, I worked it into the composition, as ink drips coming off the pen.
Many years after completing “I Am Married to Comics,” I came across an image of a pair of gloves given by Queen Elizabeth I to my 22nd Great Grandmother, Margaret Edgecombe, the Queen’s maid in waiting. They had the same coloring as the dress I painted from imagination.