Painting #41 Salt Shaker 5" x 7" Oil on Canvas Panel Sold
Design is one of those things that you tend not to notice unless it's
bad. Which is unfortunate, because there are lots of examples of really
nice design that just sit there unnoticed because they just sit there
doing what they're supposed to do and looking like they're supposed to
look. This salt shaker is a perfect example. I've been picking one up
exactly like it for over 40 years now, and until recently, I never
really looked at it. That's one of the things I really like about this
painting series. I'm starting to look more closely at a lot of things
that have always just kind of been there. And I'm finding that there are
a lot of really cool things all around me, if I only take a second to
enjoy and appreciate them.
Painting #38 - Zinnias 5" x 7" Oil on Canvas Panel Sold
Our first house together after we got married had a tiered garden in
the back. We filled it with cosmos, nastirtium and zinnias along with
other flowers and the occasional vegetable. The zinnias were the
brightest and most colorful and very quickly became my favorite. They
still remind me of those early, giddy days of wedded bliss. Of course,
now the days are not-so-early, but I'm still giddy and it's still bliss.
So I got that going for me.
Painting #37 Apsco Giant 6 Hole Pencil Sharpener 7" x 5" Oil on Canvas Panel Sold
New pencil sharpeners don't do it for me. No number of double AA
batteries can provide the proper amount of power necessary for me to get
the point I need. That's where the Apsco Giant 6 Hole Pencil Sharpener
comes in. 6 holes to accommodate everything from golf pencils to pastel
pencils to those giant starter pencils we had in kindergarten. Packed
full of gears and blades working in perfect harmony to make short work
of anything stupid enough to makes its way into one of its holes.
It weighs about 15 pounds. It could be used as a murderweapon in the game of Clue. And for some reason,it is a device that makes me very happy.
Life imitates art. Imitates life. Imitates art. Campbell's just came out with 4 different cans of tomato soup based on Andy Warhol'sscreenprints of Campbell's Tomato Soup. Which I am now painting. One down. Three to go.