Ending the Day on a Good Note: The Story of this Painting

Ending the Day on a Good Note inspirational 1940s nostalgia original oil painting woman in suit with hat near gramophone by Steve Henderson

No matter what we do, our live consists of more than our job. Ending the Day on a Good note, original oil painting by Steve Henderson, captures this sense of relaxation and ease.

The story of the painting, Ending the Day on a Good Note, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve:

No matter what job we do during the day to earn money for our daily bread, real life for most of us starts when we get home, kick off our shoes, and relax in the environment of our own making.

Gladys Boldman, a career woman of the 1930s and 1940s, was an associate at various high-end hotel establishments in the area. The proud owner of many, many hats, Gladys had appropriate head adornment for every occasion, whether it was at work or at a social occasion, but when she arrived home, the hat frequently came off with the shoes.

In Ending the Day on a Good Note, Gladys is in the cozy confines of the music room, where a nearby gramophone plays cheerful music to bring a smile to Gladys’s face, and heart. In front of the gramophone, on the table, are some of the cylinders used to make music: songs lasted for either 2 minutes or 4, and the needle on the gramophone needed to be changed depending upon the length of the song.

The New Hat inspirational 1940s nostalgia original oil painting young woman or gilr in dress by mirror by Steve Henderson

Hats say “class,” and the hats of the 1930s and 1940s said it in a more sophisticated tone than any other era. The New Hat, original oil painting by Steve Henderson.

The house used for this painting is the actual house where Gladys lived, moving there as a young child and living her life in its turn-of-the-century splendor until the late 199os, when she passed on and bequeathed the home and all of its contents to the local historical society. The model used for this painting works for one of the same high-end hotel establishments that Gladys did.

Time goes on. Fashion changes. And while, quite unfortunately, hats are not a part of that fashion as they were in the 1940s, people still enjoy the end of the workday, when they settle in their favorite chair, close their eyes, and say, “This time is for me.”

Ending the Day on a Good Note, a 24 x 30 original oil painting on panel by Steve Henderson, is available for purchase through the website. Included with the painting is a beautiful gold frame that brings out the warm highlights of color in the work.

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One thing we knew how to do better in the 1940s was write with confidence and decent grammar. Grammar Despair addresses the most common problems writers have today, and provides quick, simple solutions. Paperback and digital at Amazon.com.

Please read the rest at Start Your Week with Steve.

Please contact Carolyn@SteveHendersonFineArt to inquire about any of Steve’s original oil and watercolor paintings or licensed open edition prints.

Check out Steve’s artwork at Steve Henderson Fine ArtOriginal paintings — licensed open edition prints — Santa and Holiday. Steve’s licensed work is available at Great Big CanvasiCanvasARTAmazon.comLight in the Box, and Framed Canvas Art.

If you are a manufacturer who would like to use Steve’s artwork on your products, please contact his agents, Matt Appelman (matt.appelman@artlicensing.com). You can see Steve’s Art Licensing page here.

Check out, also, Steve and Carolyn’s products at Amazon.com:

The Misfit Christian: Empowering the Believers and Seekers Who Don’t Fit into Contemporary Church (paperback and digital book)

Live Happily on Less: 52 Ways to Renovate Your Life and Lifestyle (paperback and digital book)

Grammar Despair: Quick, simple solutions to problems like, “Do I say Him and Me or He and I?” (paperback and digital book)

Step by Step Watercolor Success (digital DVD workshop designed for beginning to intermediate watercolor students and artists)

 

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About This Woman Writes

Carolyn Henderson is the marketing manager of Steve Henderson Fine Art. In addition to her This Woman Writes blog, Carolyn writes a regular art column for FineArtNews, an online newsletter for artists and art collectors.
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