a painting entitled The Newborn, in the collection of
The Montclair Museum, Gjertson was determined to paint his daughter
another time before she got much older. That Fall, he saw her being
dried by his wife after a bath in the kitchen sink. During the process
they began to play peek-a-boo with the towel draped over the babys
head. His daughters skin looked so striking against the white
towel that he decided to paint her that way.