Thursday, August 23, 2012

Rest Stop - SOLD

Acrylic on 9x12 canvas sheet
Available through DPW gallery/auction

One more that is part of my NYC series (and I will be painting more of these also). This is one of NY's local residents, resting on a sofa that is sitting on the sidewalk in front of W 10th street in the Village. Either the sofa is slated for garbage, or it is being moved in & is waiting it's turn  to go up the elevator to the owners home -- but it became a likely resting spot for a local homeless person.

Wearing probably most of what he "owns" and wheeling the rest of what he "has" in a borrowed shopping cart, this man probably resides throughout this neighborhood. His guitar case sits attached to his cart - bet he would play if asked, maybe for a few cents more he would sing. 

NYC is full of characters, people who create the very atmosphere of the city and add to it's rhythm. Strong & unique personalities that live, out in the open, as if the streets of Manhattan were their own living room. Some are shy, some speak only softly asking for "some spare change", others will loudly yell from the street corners that they are hungry, and still others will entertain. It's what makes New York city alive. 

1 comment:

CrimsonLeaves said...

I'll bet this man is thrilled to sit on the couch for a bit too. Love the palette choices and as always, a beautiful job with the painting itself, Nancie.


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