Painting by Paul Joseph Laberge


"Heritage Quilt on the Line"

Acrylic paints on canvas, 30" wide X 36" long, two coats of polymer gel over the paints for isolation, and two coats of varnish (with UVLS: Ultra Violet Light Stabilizers) as a final finish for long range preservation (considered museum quality conservation).

          I can't quilt worth a hill of beans, but I can paint a quilt pretty good, hanging there on a clothesline. And the reason I painted the quilt on a clothesline is, there is a town near Ottawa that passed a by-law years back prohibiting outside clothelines, and the accompanying display of clothes, etc. (don't know if this particular by-law is still active).

          So there you go... You can buy your very own piece of defiance, and display it on your livingroom walls, and the by-law enforcement officer can't do a thing about it. Also this painting will outlast any quilt by decades and all that for the bargain price of $695.00. And you can be patriotic while you're at it!

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