The theme for the Lens-Artists’ Photo Challenge this week is celebrating.
Let’s start with this discarded champagne bottle – someone was celebrating.
The next photo is of an encouraging message for those who might have done a little too much celebrating – it says, “Last night was the last night of my past life”
This next photo shows the backdrop for this saying. This was in the heart of South Beach – where a lot of celebrating goes down and maybe some folks need to be reminded that last night is part of the past life and we need to be in the now and look forward to fresh days ahead.
The last two photos feature paintings we saw in St Augustine, FL. They have a lady wearing a beautiful dress that seems ideal for celebrating. The little story behind this photo (which by the way, the reason we were there in FL was to celebrate our 25th anniversary earlier this year – woo hoo). Anyhow, the little story about the photos of these paintings relates to the fact that at first we did not realize there were two of these dress paintings. Things were busy and we passed by the art windows often – we were inside the little hotel and studio area – and then I suddenly realized that there were two of these – very similar – but different – paintings. My hubs was surprised too. I guess it seemed unique and we di don’t expect to see two paintings so similar. One was inside and one was on display in the window.
This second photo is a bit washed out with light, but remember, at the time I only took this photo to compare the two paintings -because this was when we realized there were two!
I am not sure if I like the paintings so similar. Do you? Makes them feel mass produced?
Perhaps this artist became very good at making this kind of dress – that took up that amount of space on the canvas – and maybe he likes to have the upper body with the arms in that position – and then he just makes the same kind of painting over and over.
Okay – that is all for today and hope everyone has a great day.
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