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.