Horsing Around With Accordions (watercolor 17x20) SOLD
Buskers with wearing horse-heads and playing the accordion are standard Vienna fare. We heard these three coming to and going from The Leopold. They were loud, enthusiastic and good, playing both traditional folk and a few pop pieces. But mostly they are just visually fun.
—This painting has sold, but you can still purchase a fine art print.
Hungry, Vegan, and Broke (14 x 17 watercolor) $400
These young men are real. I swear. I couldn’t make “Hungry, Vegan, and Broke” up. I saw them in one of my favorite places to people watch—outside of Powell’s Books. It was a hot, hot afternoon, and they looked just as hot and tired as they do in my painting. But the sign was absurd and their shoes expensive, so I don’t think they were in much danger of starving.
I came right home to paint them. My youngest daughter came home from school to find me almost finished.
“Why are you paining those men?” she asked turning up her nose.
“Because the are tragic, funny, and beautiful all at once.”
“I don’t get it.”
Her reaction was a foreshadowing of all my friends and family. So several, months later I downplayed this painting when I had my first show. It didn’t sell, but it got more positive reaction than any other painting there. It is one of my best selling greeting cards and it doesn’t do badly in prints either. Everyone smiles.
Today Redbubble , a print on demand service, featured it on their homepage. It would be Redbubble, they like the quirky and the edgy.
Cards and Prints are of course available through my Redbubble page. T-shirts are also available through Redbubble. Or purchase from my Fine Art America website.