Thursday, December 1, 2011

This is also going to the Nest Show - it's 6x6 inches and just email me if you want me to set it aside for you - $200 (free shipping).
If you live anywhere near Boston you know this gas tank.  It says 'home' when you've been away...  you can see it from Route 3 if you look out towards the water.... This was painted in the 70's, by Sister Corita Kent, who in addition to being an artist was an anti-war activist.  People used to say they saw the silhouette of Ho Chi Min, but the nose was 'corrected' and it no longer looked like a person... Anyway, it's a real landmark, and was totally fun to paint.  The other day I painted and wiped off, painted and wiped off, then sat down and whined on Facebook how I couldn't paint.  Thus vented, I spotted my photo of this gas tank, and it just flew off the brush!  
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7 comments:

  1. What a unique subject that works beautifully on the canvas! Great job, Kelley!

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  2. Wonderful painting that is sure to touch someone- love nostalgic landmarks! That Nest Show has some little jewels in it. Folks around there should be flocking to the Nest Show! :):)

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  3. wicked awesome !!
    I'll do the blue side ;)

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  4. It is wicked awesome...a great subject!

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  5. Hey there, your work is really good! I am impressed.

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  6. Passed it twice last night, as a matter of fact. It is decorated with Christmas lights.
    You're a fabulous painter, and now a friend, also.

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  7. Since I have roots in the Boston area I can also comment that this is "wicked awesome". Love it!

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