Monday, April 30, 2012

Looking Good

There is something about roosters. I don't know what it is that captivates us so.  Is it their colorful feathers, their strut or their attitude?  Whatever it is there is not an artist I know that can resist painting a rooster at least once.
This guy was strutting around a parking lot at a small shopping area in The Keys.  He was oblivious to all traffic, motorized or pedestrian.  He was really the cock of the walk.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Homage to the Ladies and Literature of the 50'S

Well as usual brainstorming for a direction to go for a piece in black and white took many turns before it finally settled on this poor unsuspecting mannequin.  I was going to be a good girl but those darn, oh so intriguing oh so tempting, oh so wonderful Pulp Fiction covers just kept popping into my head.  I knew it was useless to fight it so I just decided that everyone should get a little peek at the more Noir side of the 50's. 

Here is a distant view of her in all her glory, full of thoughts, words and deed.

If you get really close you can see what enticed men and boys to ask the man in the "paper store" what he had behind the counter.  I am sure that outside of Massachusetts these magazines were on the shelves along with Readers Digest and Popular Mechanics!!