18" x 25"
Straight out of Hemingway, this scene is painted on canvas stretched over masonite and chipboard. Consequently, it weighs about 20 pounds. It's always a bit awkward when an artist chooses to paint his subjects from the back (see "Girl in Shorts Sliding Down Wooden Bannister" in Gallery II), but in this case it makes perfect sense. You can almost hear the grizzled sailor tell the young boy about his seafaring adventures of days gone by. The boy's dog sits nearby hypnotized by the old stranger's voice. This painting hung above the couch in my living room for a very short time. However, since I constantly worried about the weight of the painting causing it to fall and decapitate some hapless houseguest it was rotated out after a few months.
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