21 April 2010

Ghost Wall

Ghost Wall
Oil on linen/panel, 2010, 5"x7"
To a collector in Ventura, CA
Today's daily painting is an urban landscape of a ghost wall. Most large cities have worn and weathered advertising images or type  that are still visible. Might make an interesting series of paintings.
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1 comment:

Fred Johnson said...

When I first looked at this I found myself trying to decipher the word in the sign. Now here yesterday I’m with family in Colfax, Iowa and my future sister-in law is trying to make out what an “Old Dutch Cleanser” sign had to say.

Art imitating life or the power of the marketing?

I didn’t know they were called “Ghost Signs” . A little research came up with this amusing quote from one of the sign painters that I really liked.
“Anything but the wind”.