An original mixed-media painting, on gesso primed Masonite
8 X 10", unframed
$300.00, - ( plus $12.00, pack and ship )
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Each of these paintings is built around memories of favorite, story books of childhood,
usually books containing tales of high adventure, which may still stir some nostalgic
recollections in the grown ups who view the paintings. For this painting, I imagined a
family vacation at the beach, where the parents planed to catch up on their reading,
and the children have also brought along some of their own favorite books to read.
And what could be more appropriate than Robert Louis Stevenson's rousing tale of
a fabulous, buried treasure on a deserted Caribbean island, and the cut-throat pirates
who will stop at nothing to get the gold for themselves.
The young reader in this case, has not discovered any gold doubloons washed up
by the storms. So, if a peg-legged old sea-captain, with a parrot on his shoulder,
should come by, the only treasure pieces that the child can offer him are not a pirate's
pieces-of-eight, they are his treasured, sand dollars, freshly gathered from the beach.