Dec 8, 2008

"MY ALLEY"

Tones, shapes and texture, that is what I wanted in this.. A time gone by, a place to remember or recall.. I find that most of us have seen or been or new of alleyways, small streets, quiet times, safe moments from the past... I have to add more to this, thanks to my artist friend Cara Romero... The alley's are almost gone from us. House's are squeezed in with walls, no porches, garages in the front with remotes so none of us get to wave and say "Hello" gone are the games that where played in the alley's.. I miss my alley.. 6x6 inch, oil, deep wooden varnished box. Holiday price, $125in the USA. (Sold)




4 comments:

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Beautiful -

I have a strange memory of my friends and I walking to school through the alley in winter because back then folks burned thier trash in big metal cans and we could stop and warm up next to one when we got cold.

Gerald Schwartz said...

You are totally correct, so I added more to my comment on my blog page..

Mark Landes said...

Alleys gone means the auto has gone from the background to the foreground - taking center stage in our lives. No porch indicates we have no inclination or time for sitting in the swing chair. With air-conditioners we don't have the fun of dragging mattreses out to the porch on hot summer nights for better sleep. We have put the back in the front and close the doors on our neighbors with our remote. Changing times. Nice painting.

Gerald Schwartz said...

Mark you are correct, times are a change-n.... Mark you say on your blog that you are a student, we are all students, welcome aboard..