Window Shopping

So… here is a painting… that… I… painted. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Shop assistant: “Hello, can I help you?”

Vivian Ward: “I was in here yesterday, you wouldn’t wait on me.”

Shop assistant: “Oh.”

Vivian Ward: “You people work on commission, right?”

Shop assistant: “Yeah.”

Vivian Ward: “Big mistake. Big. Huge. I have to go shopping now.”

– Dey Young & Julia Roberts – Pretty Woman

About this image: acrylic painting on 16″x16″ MDF panel – ‘faux photo frame’ built from 1/2″w x 1/16″d wood strips, textured by pressing window screen into coat of molding paste, painted & distressed with acrylic


56 thoughts on “Window Shopping

  1. I have a word for this painting
    SIG and the word that is offered is…

    B R I L L I A N T

    Have a superb start to your Thursday
    my great friend, you have truly excelled
    with this awesome painting and thank
    you for sharing your immense talents 🙂


    • You are always far too kind, S.E… thank you so much!
      Anna and I have spent quite a bit of time researching (and ranking – as best we could) different schools (a few of which we plan to try to visit in a few months). We are hoping to apply to a few for next fall… they are extremely competitive… but I would be shocked if Anna didn’t get accepted into more than one. But I, on the other hand, would be shocked if I was accepted into one (it would literally be like winning the lottery). We’ll see… I guess you never know if you never try, right?! 🙂

  2. You are a master of our time, Sig!….Pure excellence!
    Hope you and Annabelle had a great month off. Now take her out to dinner because she’s exhausted from all that. 🙂

    • How incredibly kind of you, Deb, as always! Thank you very much!
      Hahaha… I might be even more exhausted than she is (she tends to do better with traveling – I spend the whole time worrying about anything that could possibly go wrong – and even a few things that couldn’t)!

    • Thank you so very much!
      I have to confess I stole the quote from my wife! Sometimes I’ll have a difficult time thinking of something (which proved to be the case with ‘shopping’, and I’ll ask what comes to mind for her. Of course when she mentioned that scene it was an instant face-palm moment for me… because, of course, it’s a classic – so I had to use it, of course!

  3. I love this painting! I love when Vivian goes back to tell the store clerk how she missed a big commission 🙂 Unfortunately, high end garments and products are not like they used to be…they are mediocre and cheap looking (my experience)…and the cheaper stuff really looks like _________! Nice job! More, more! Have a great weekend!

    • I’m thrilled you liked the painting, Mary, thank you! Just between you and me I’m currently working on another that’s similar (in some ways) – I would say I’m about 90% done with the ‘background’ at the moment… so… fingers crossed…
      You know what’s funny about this is that… (particularly when it comes to fashion / clothing / etc.) I don’t have the first clue! I mean, it would probably be almost scary if it wasn’t so funny!

    • It really is a classic line, isn’t it? I don’t remember too much from / about that movie (other than that out-take of Julia Roberts laughing / surprised by the jewelry box snapping shut), but that really sticks with me for some reason.
      Thank you so very much, Peg!

    • You are always so very kind, Amy – thank you very, very much! Well… I don’t know about that… but I’m working on it! I’m hoping if I can sneak-in about 20-30 years more practice things might start to come together (speaking of which, I should have another painting posted on Monday – unless I mess something up between now and then).

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