Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Uncle Vinnie's trip
Last year I carved this piece out of a lino block. It was an image of the quintessential beach goer of a certain era - and still around in places. I found the master block for this the other day and have reprinted six of these images using Caligo black ink on mulberry paper. The print itself measures 4 x 6 and has a generous border around it for framing. The whole piece measures about 7.5" x 9.5" and can be purchased on my 'Under $50' tab on this blog.
We all have or have had an Uncle Vinnie. He's pushing 60, is portly, jovial and professes to be a champion swimmer in his younger days, but now paddles up to his ankles at the seashore while watching the world go by in his Hawaiian shirt and rolled up pants. Vinnie was in sales and has the patter to go with it, striking up a conversation with anyone lingering within earshot. Vinnie was always 'the best salesman they ever had' and his stories are told over and over and over. With a few drinks Uncle Vinnie gets a little louder, but then with food added to the mix, he generally sleeps soundly on the sofa or armchair, drowning out the television with his snores.
You know you want Uncle Vinnie to come for a visit, don't you...? Tell me a story about your 'Uncle Vinnie' in the comment section and on Sunday, September 12th, I will draw a name from the comments received and the winner will receive an tiny print of a colourful version of Uncle Vinnie. This is a 3 x 4 print, enhanced with watercolour on handmade Indian paper.
Let the reminiscing begin!