Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Ex-Thriftshop - 1986

Zdepski painting Ex-Thriftshop and Cat, 1985

ex-Thriftshop and Cat, 1985
16x12 inches - oil on canvas
Best in Show, 12th Annual Outdoor Art Show, 1986
Friends of the Hunterdon County Library, Flemington, NJ

Paul Zdepski, Hunterdon County Democrat, June 5, 1986 - photo by Jeffery S. Colquhoun

Paul Zdepski, Hunterdon County Democrat, June 5, 1986 - photo by Jeffery S. Colquhoun

A moldy Oldie - This was my old backyard in Philadelphia at 1312 Rodman Street. The buildings in the painting are the backside of the abandoned buildings on 13th and South. Not a nice area, and we were prone to have a rat or two run in the back door.

The painting was done from my third floor window, looking down at the cat sleeping on the little roof above the back door stoop. Trees and weeds seem to envelope the entire area, as if nature wanted that piece of Pennsylvania back.

That's me in the article below. I thought I was pretty cool back then. Note the Dirty Harry glasses, Lettuce-Picker hat and hairy chest... OH - MULLET, too! what a dope!

3 comments:

steve said...

Hey, it was the eighties, so don't worry. The painting is awesome btw. You should do more, if you can find/make some time for it.

LAConley said...

I like the painting a lot; it gives a real feel for the place. And no computer needed! And as for your look, it's pretty cool actually. You look like an artist! Hey, Toby Keith wears hats now that look exactly like that. :) Nice work and grats on the achievement of Best in Show.

Katarzyna Zalewska said...

Great painting, and great foto ;)