Atticus Bailey Takes A Day Off

Atticus Bailey Takes A Day Off-sl

Atticus Bailey Takes A Day Off, oil on canvas, 16″x20″.  Sold.

Atticus Bailey is the character in the snappy white suit and smart yellow bow-tie.   I think he was a workaholic until one beautiful spring day he came to his senses and took a day off to see what he had been missing.   Apparently, he had been missing quite a lot.   I was going to call this painting ‘Spring Maidens’ as an homage to spring which at the moment seems to be hiding somewhere.  I wanted to capture that first warm spring day when the air makes you dizzy with excitement.   Perhaps if I paint it, it will come.  Oh, and the name?   A mix of two of my favourite characters of course:  George Bailey and Atticus Finch.

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6 Responses to “Atticus Bailey Takes A Day Off”

  1. When I first saw this, it reminded me a bit of Rear Window when the apartment tenants are all hanging out by their windows or doing things in the courtyard. I like your version better, tho–more upscale, more upbeat, less menace (although we can never be sure).

    Of course, I like Atticus Bailey’s dog. S/he needs a cool name, too. (Maybe it’s Zuzu.)

    (Typing this, I realize I really need a life.)

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    • I like Zuzu- good choice. And in terms of ‘Rear Window’, if you look close enough, something terrible is about to happen….just kidding. I need a life too.

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  2. All of the details are so beautiful (as always). I love the light happy feel. The car is painted VERY well. 🙂

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  3. Awesome painting, you don’t have a “like” button so i must comment when i find something particularly grand. The composition here is great with the foreground trees and the different “actors” spaced about, and the sweet details like the flowers in the window and the ornate doorway. great color too.

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  4. Heather

    I haven’t been to your blog in awhile. But I was just watching this weeks “The Mindy Project” and saw one on you prints. I came to see if you posted about it (you did). I absolutely loooovvveee this painting. So classic, all the little details, perfect for spring. I was immediately reminded of rear window too! I must come back to your blog more often. So much prettiness.

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