Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ideal Village Butcher Shop

The decoration theme for this year's (and our current manager's) Trader Joe displays is "Old-time Village," or something to that effect. This is my decorative header for the meat department, depicting an idealized window where you can look in and see succulent cuts and roasts ready for your cuisine. You may recognize that golden glow in the window. Any resemblance to the art of Thomas Kinkade, "Painter of Light," as well as painter of nostalgic homelike villages, is intentional. Just call me the "Painter of Meat."

"Butcher Shop" is acrylic on Masonite, 8 feet long (96") x 22".


Tristan Alexander said...

Hate Kinkade and his cheap lighting tricks! But this is kinda nice. I love the bricks and the structural feel of the whole thing!

emikk said...

Do you paint Rare or well done?

Pyracantha said...

Emikk: I paint in the acrylic medium.

Tristan: I spent two years painting realistic renderings of bricks for an architectural illustration company. If there's anything I really know how to paint, it's bricks.