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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Behind the Art: The Rockridge Shopping Centre Painting

Here is a painting of the Rockridge Shopping Centre

Paulette's painting of the Rockridge Shopping Centre is famous even though it's only a couple of days old, and so if you don't want to be out of touch with the world of important art, you probably want to know the whole story behind it.

In the magical city of Oakland, she stood by the road, Pleasant Valley Ave, and painted for a long time in the heat while her gloved hands got sweaty and prune-like.  And out of the parade of humanity waddling by, there were a few notables.

Some woman who said she was an art historian walked by and recommended painting something else, the backside of the art school.  Sadly, this woman is now missing.  In the nebulous, early stages of the masterwork, a kid showing off to his friends sarcastically said, "What a great painting."  Sadly, this kid and his friends are now missing.  Some guy took a photo of it and sent it to Paulette.  This guy is thriving and living happily all the time.  Another guy talked about the Hickory Pit restaurant that used to be in the spot where the tripppple A office is.  He said, "Those were some good ribs.  Man, those were some good ribs."  Nobody knows what happened to this guy.

A famous, anonymous neighbor witnessed Paulette painting this very painting and wrote about it in the scholarly online publication, Visagetome.  It reads thusly.
I do believe I witnessed the very tall and slender Paulette painting on Pleasant Valley Road sidewalk today during rush hour after work. She looked very elegant in her artist's blouse, and broad brimmed hat, and actively dabbing the paint brush from paint to canvas. I felt very special having such a sighting. It was extraordinary to catch her live in action and on such a hot day! I love this painting by the way.
And then, she finished the painting saying, "I'd like to thank you all for coming, you've been a great audience except for a few of you, and you know who you are."


At 1:36 PM , Blogger Mr Let's Paint TV said...

Loved the story behind this famous painting, not to mention I love the paining even more! (I would like to go missing). ~ a fellow artist in Van Nuys, CA

At 1:37 PM , Blogger Mr Let's Paint TV said...

I meant, I would NOT LIKE to go missing! ~ same fellow artist from Van Nuys, CA


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