Saturday, March 14, 2009

RI - by Jeff

This is a painting I recently finished that I cleverly named "RI." See what I did there? It's a sign in front of a bowling alley in Salt Lake City. I painted it from a photo I took last summer when Leslie and I were there for my show at Julie Nester Gallery in Park City. The west is full of these great old signs. They're a novelty for me because you just don't see as many things like this in the Atlanta area. I think it's partly because we have so much more wet weather that the old signs break down, but also because the philosophy around here is al about tearing down anything old and full of character and replacing with something new (and usually character-free!) Oh well.

"RI" 30" x 42" oil and encaustic on panel

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