Here is a little watercolor I sold recently; Somehow the title seemed right, although a bit mysterious. Perhaps you’ll have your own interpretation. Enjoy!
Pencil and pastel on paper, 5 x 7″ -2011
I was working on some ideas for new restaurant art and made this. I’d like to go to the fish monger and paint a serious study of some real fish, but for now, these will have to do!
I don’t often do work for hire, but occasionally someone who likes my drawing style will ask me to do a piece for them, based on work I’ve already made. This art was made for a business card for a woodworker/carpenter who admired my work. The idea was his, interpreted in my drawing style. I think it turned out well; I like the character’s dreamy and mischievous look.
Jerry and I were down at his place, right down the street from this place Eddie’s 458. That’s the name of the guy who owns it and then the number from the address where it is. Anyhow, Jerry’s always saying how he doesn’t know anyone from the neighborhood anymore, and how it’s changed and all that. So I say, “Let’s go down to Eddie’s for a nitecap.” Finally he gives in and so we go down there. It was okay, but we didn’t meet nobody. Well, we did meet the bartender. I guess that’s something, right?