Sunday, October 21, 2007
Boys Will Be Boys 16"x12" oil on linen
An unbearably cute painting of two boys form the 1930s sitting in their homemade race car. The car appears to be a working model- it has a radiator vent and a piece of sheet metal on the side that opens up to the engine. There is even a small hood ornament mounted on the hood. The older boy barely fits inside the car and he is leaning over to pet his dog. In the meantime his brother decides it's hunting season and he levels his gun at an imaginary deer. This painting is so American it's almost patriotic! The boys are adorable and the dog really almost steals the show. The setting sun to our left and tall oak trees behind the boys provide an idyllic setting. The dog turned out looking just like my golden, Chloe, who passed on a few years back.