Sunday, November 6, 2011

Warts And All


Warts and All
6" x 6" Oil
$100.00 + $10. s/h


This post is for Andy Rooney, who just passed away.  I so enjoyed listening to this cantankerous man.  He was famous for speaking the truth, as he saw it anyway.  So...."Did you ever wonder"  why there are warts on gourds?  As there is a purpose for everything in nature, the purpose of warts on gourds must be so that....animals don't chew on them?....frogs don't jump on them?...princes stay away from them?....any thoughts?  Did the makers of Compound W ever really look at gourds?  Why do you think that there are warts on gourds?   Thank you Andy for all of your humorous thoughts and words.

12 comments:

conservativelybohemian said...

What a lovely post and painting to walk in stride with it. So? Do you know the answers to those questions you posed? You have me curious...!

martinealison said...

Un bel hommage...
Gros bisous

Kathy Cousart said...

Wonderful post and I reflected all about Andy when I heard of his passing. Enjoyed his musings on life and always made me smile and think. Nice painting- you did the same for me!

Samantha said...

Nice painting in tribute to an amazing , thought provocking man. (I bet he would have "grinned" at your gesture)!

Shirley Fachilla said...

Love your title and your hommage to Andy Rooney. He was such a wonderful writer and lovable old grump!

Pam Holnback said...

Sherry, Thank you so much. I'm looking for the answers!

Merci beaucoup Martine! Il est un homme qui merite un hommage agreable!

Thank you Kathy. So pleased that I mad you smile and think!

Samantha, Thank you. I hope he's grinning at the Pearly Gates.

Thank you Shirley. Great words to describe him.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, I really like these vibrant colors! It almost looks like you are using pastels on a black ground, so dramatic and strong! I love it!

Amy Hillenbrand said...

I'll miss Andy he was one of a kind. Great complimentary colors in this one Pam. Never thought about the warts, hhhmmmm

Celeste Bergin said...

no, I don't know why gourds have lumps...I wonder why it is. I like you depiction of them---they look pretty (no "warts"....just pretty bumps!)

hmuxo said...

Beautiful painting and beautiful words. I enjoyed Andy Rooney ..and he will be missed.

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

LOL! Very Andy Rooneyish! Great painting!

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you so much Nancy. Maybe that affect s a bit of scumbling.

Amy, thank you. I will google gourd warts.

Thank ou Celeste. It was good to paint these warts; just a bit light and dark created them.

Hilda, Thanks so much. I did enjoy Andy's works.

Thank you Crystal.