Neighbors with ______.
New House Series about City Buildings and
The People Who Live In Them
One day I was leafing thru an old folk art book of mine and came across this painting.
There is something very funny about this, to me. Maybe it is my quirky sense of humor, but I love this. Look at all the bottles all over the floor. This painter had a funny personality. Notice the broken one to the right. This is an 19th century artist.
I thought wouldn't it be neat to do a series of paintings about houses with people around the painting doing whatever it is that people do.
I started to think about my childhood, and our neighbors. Some of our neighbors brought us cookies and pies, while others didn't mow their grass weekly. Some of them borrowed milk or flour or sugar. I lived in town growing up, and we had very close neighbors. It was fun. We all had a lot of kids. Some of the neighbors had 6 children. "Neighbors with a lot of children..."
This painting is about "Neighbors who borrow eggs."
The window in the middle level is painted open in the center in preparation of my lady leaning out to throw the eggs that are being borrowed.
|All the characters in this series will be consistently dressed. Buildings and trees will vary from painting to painting.|
|I love Jacob Mantel. This 'folk art' book is opened to one of his characters. He lived around|