These paintings were done from photos of my great grandparents, my maternal grand father's parents.
I want to use them in an art quilt I am thinking about making
and wanted to not use the photos but my own renditions of the photos.
My great grandmother is wearing a sheital or fall that Jewish women of her era wore.
You can read about it here. Scroll to "Hair coverings".
Many married Orthodox Jewish women still wear wigs today to show modesty by not showing their
hair in public.
My grandfather immigrated here from Russia when he was 18 yrs of age.