New Art- Whistlers Three

‘Whistlers Three’

20″ x 16″

Oils on flat canvas panel

Will need to be mounted or framed for hanging

Available for purchase on my web site in the 2010 gallery.

Here is the quote that helped inspire the work:

Draw a crazy picture,
Write a nutty poem,
Sing a mumble-gumble song,
Whistle through your comb.
Do a loony-goony dance
‘Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain’t been there before.

Shel Silverstein

I was looking through one of my reference books for another work I want to do and I came across this 19th century woodcutting of these three boys whistling. I cracked up. So of course, I sketched them out and painted them in full color. I changed them a little here and there but I wanted to keep the simple fun of the original woodcut.

I had fun, I laughed, I fiddled around and I hope you can see all that. The shiny spots are wet paint, and reflected light, they are smooth and too much stinkin fun.

I hope everyone had a happy holiday weekend.

See you in the funny pages,


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