Thursday, November 19, 2015

"Hanging Out East Boston Street Corner"

I recently finished this 24" x 36" canvas acrylic painting.   A labor of love for an East Boston client who wanted a nostalgic painting of hanging out with his friends "way back in the day!" Hard to do because of scarce reference material of the buildings and store fronts from the late 1950's and early 1960's! Client was very happy with the results.  Made him misty eyed!  Love the power of art!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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    1. Thank you Frank! Love getting positive comments!
      Michael

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  2. Hi Michael! Happy to hear you are mending! You have been missed by many in blogland.
    You say you are still on the mend but then you go and knock out a 24" x 36" painting!
    And you nailed it too! You really captured the nostalgia of the day, the fashion, the characters, the storefronts and even your palette is warm and perfect for the subject. Hope this means we will be seeing more Perchard art.
    Keep painting and mending...

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    1. HI David!
      Lately seems like I am l always mending!! So nice to be missed! Thank you buddy! I am always so very happy that you like my work! I am feeling much better and will be posting more art and writing more comments to you and our other blog art buddies!
      Happy Thanksgiving To My West Coast Art Buddy!
      Michael Mended!!!

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  3. That is a wonderful painting Michael, I'm not surprised that it made your client tear up. It must have been a challenge without good photo reference, but you have made it come to life beautifully.

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    1. Hello My Dear Canadian Art Buddy! Always a thrill to hear from you Sally! Thank you so very much for your very kind words! Made my day! A very challenging work at that. All worth it though to see so much happiness on the clients face!
      Take care Sally and thanks again!
      Michael

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  4. This is definitely my favorite of your paintings!! I seem to say that a lot these days on blog land....I think everyone is getting better and better! This painting is so challenging and you certainly aced it! Congratulations on an amazing piece Michael!! Glad you're feeling better!

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    1. Hello Hilda! My Favorite Pastel Artist! I am thrilled that you have a favorite of my art! I am humbled by all your kind words! Thank you Hilda! I am so happy that you write on my blog! Thanks Hilda!
      Michael

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  5. Michael, this is wonderful! I love seeing all the old time stores, especially the 5 & !0...now they're up to a $1. lol I am sure it is bringing back lots of memories for your friend of times "back in the day." Glad to see you are back to painting...and a large one at that. Have a great Thanksgiving...I'm getting my turkey colors together. lol

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    1. Hello Joan! First let me tell you I am checking out your wonderful blog! A bit behind on my comments thought! I so love your art!!! I am happy you like this one! Made me laugh because you are right! 5 and 10's now refer to dollars!!!
      So happy to be back! Again! Happy Thanksgiving Joan to you and yours!
      Michael

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  6. that is just a great painting...I can see why your client was moved by it. Aren't we so lucky that we have gotten to live as long as we have to have these rich memories! Wonderul work. So great to see a painting by you again

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    1. Hello Celeste! Thank you so very much for stopping by and always writing the most wonderful comments. Always makes me so happy! You are right! We are so very lucky to have lived so long and have so many wonderful memories! Thanks so much for thinking of me! Happy Thanksgiving Buddy!
      Michael

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  7. Wow, Michael, no wonder your client was misty eyed! What a fabulous painting! So much detail to feast upon and very evocative of the era! There is so much to look at in the painting and the colours are fantastic - they all work so beautifully together.
    So nice to have you back in blogland!
    Your Art Buddy Wendy

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    1. Hello My Dear Australian Art Cobber!
      Thank you so much for your wonderful words Wendy!
      I am always so happy to hear from you! Glad you like my art!
      So nice to be back in blogland!!!
      Now are you going to be the Aussie that introduces "Thanksgiving" to your wonderful country? One of our American customs on Thanksgiving, besides watching American football, over eating, and over shopping, is to give thanks! Most of us, as we gather with our family and friends at the dinner table, take turns telling something we are thankful for! NIce! So I am thankful for so many things! One being you and all my other art blogging buddies! So, Happy USA Thanksgiving to you and your family Wendy!
      Your Thankful Art Buddy!
      Michael

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