Tuesday, November 5, 2013

This Time a Narrative

Paintings counterclockwise from the top:
The Amish Way, Killing Time, Where the Grass is Greener, Farm Girl, Farm Tan.

This is my little wall for the month of November. (To see a better explanation of “walls,” please visit the post, My Little Wall.) November’s wall has a narrative connection. Here’s the story line:
Should the guy with the Farm Tan quit longing for Where the Grass is Greener? Should he stop thinking of the lady who’s just Killing Time and consider following the Amish Way? The Farm Girl is waiting for him to make up his mind. 

There’s an alternate ending with a painting I decided not to use. Instead of perhaps getting The Farm Girl, the guy with the Farm Tan would have been Hung out to Dry. But I thought most of us would prefer a happy ending. 
P.S. The italicized  words are, of course, the painting titles which were given independently and at different times. Who knew they would one day make a story! 


  1. Delightful story to go with your lovely paintings. I'm always so impressed with the soft appearance of your work.

  2. I agree with Carol about the softness of your brushwork, the edges especially are an interesting mix of sharp and soft. Delightful.

  3. A beautiful wall, Shirley! LOVE the Amish Way.!!

  4. Hello Shirley!
    Love, love your wonderful art!
    I have been off line for a while. On a cruise with very poor internet access! So very good to be back and able to check out your wonderful art and blog!
    Your work is beautiful! Very, very beautiful! So much I would love to write about your art but the correct words escape me! I like to say that great art speaks for itself. Yours certainly does and it screams beauty! Well done!
    Thank you for posting your fantastic art for all to enjoy!
    Bravo Shirley!
    Your art buddy!

  5. They look fabulous all hanging together. Love the color harmony.


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