Dad prescribed a large, black and white modern masterpiece, which I imagined to be entirely unaffordable.
As luck would have it, with enough ego stroking, I was able to convince him, that he could paint it for us! Thrilled.
I ordered three 48x72 inch canvases, from Dick Blick, because canvases that large are sold in packs of three, and not packs of one, which would have been preferable.
Canvas arrived, and we scheduled Dad's arrival and printed out a picture of what we wanted the painting to look like.
Winner! The painting in the bedroom of one Mr. Kevin Sharkey.
And if you're curious...
Runner Up #1:
From the Little Green Notebook.
Runner Up # 2...
I should pause here and note that all these paintings are knock offs of Franz Kline paintings.
This is Franz Kline, and a line up of his awesome work.
I was on a business trip the first day Dad worked on the piece, and came home to a beige canvas with newspaper glued to it, forming several wrinkles. Cool, still no idea where this was going, but I had faith in the perfectionist.
On day two, Saturday, I was around to watch him work. It was 'white background' day, which looked like this...
Alright, we are cruising! We left the painting to dry for the day, and grabbed some lunch at Iris Cafe. Oo, a poem.
And then, there was day three. I wasn't around, because I had to go to work, so I came home to a finished painting, omg what does it look like?
And here is the painting from a different angle, which includes the barcelona chairs, which is like triple threat.
I am so, so grateful I have a father who can paint like this, and who is willing to spend his time making such beautiful art for our apartment. Thanks Pop :)
We're already thinking about the frame, which we're making ourselves, since a frame that size would cost more than a boat. We ordered molding, and Dad is schooling us in his mastered techniques in silver leafing. Stay tuned for a future post on that little project, which I anticipate will not be so little...
What do you think of the painting? Any kind words for Dad?