Thursday, July 10, 2014

Week two. July 2014.


Can I lay down a paint stroke and simply leave it?

Funnel Cakes/Purgatory, 12" x 12", oil on canvas, SOLD.
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I don't think I've ever experienced a sweeter, more old-fashioned community carnival -- kids and old folks flat-footing on the concrete pad in front of the bandstand, a 4th of July parade down Main Street complete with firetrucks, tractors and a little girl in a tiara waving from a red convertible, bingo under the yellow bug lights, teenagers preening and strutting around and around the midway, all on the old fairgrounds next to the river. Here's a link to a video of the carnival filmed from above: Night Falls Over the Buchanan Carnival