Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Paint By Numbers...The Great Equalizer? Art For The Everyman? Art...For Thee Peoples! Status: Eez Good Comrad.
What could be More American than a Paint By Numbers Painting? OK, so maybe we aren't a nation of Do It Yourselfers Anymore, but it seems like we once were.
I guess maybe the DIY ethic is still pretty strong otherwise how could MegaBox
hardware stores be so prevalent? Maybe it's stronger in a different form, less so
in the "Making" area and more so in the "Fixing" area.
These three pieces are so well painted that I almost didn't pick them up. There just
on the cusp of being "too good"! Someone was justifiably proud of these as they
have been framed behind glass. These are going to end up being offered on my
ads. They just don't really work with the rest of my collection.
These two represent an attempt to start a clown / circus collection that has yet to
come to fruition. The Clown Face is so great. I could do a whole wall in variations
of this! The creepier the better! The Clown on Horse got the nod for having a
monkey in it. Monkeys and Clowns. Like Rum and Coke.
These are pretty special. A matched set. How about those colors? They are so
impressionistic. I really get a nostalgic feeling for the south pacific when looking at
these. Is that weird? I've never been to the south pacific. I wish they were bigger.