Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Art”

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It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again and this weeks prompt is “art.” Linda Hill directs that we should “Talk about something that’s hanging on your wall. Add a picture.” Well, that sounds fun. If you would like to join in on this type of escapade visit Linda’s blog and read how. Here is the link.

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 12th

Art by John W. Howell © 2019

“Hey, Art.”

“What?”

“What are you doing?”

“I’m supposed to describe something hanging on my wall.”

“Other than the spaghetti from last night?”

“Very funny. No, I’m supposed to describe a piece of art. I can even include a photo.”

“Wow, you know how to have fun. So go ahead.”

“This piece of art was done by John Gable who lives in Maine. It is a watercolor and is titled, “Before the Parade.”

“Okay tell me more.”

“The painting shows two vintage automobiles waiting at the side of the road for the parade to begin. One of them is hardly visible.  The cars will be in the parade, and you can see that the day is a warm one as the drivers are waiting in the shade.”

“Sounds like a slice of life.”

“Also a large truck is on the road and passing the two waiting.”

“So what does this painting tell you?”

“I would say that John Gable paints in a photo-realism style. He brings a level of detail into his work which is amazing. This looks like a moment in time captured forever.”

“When did you get this piece.”

“I was in Maine in the early eighties and bought it from John then.”

“I must say it is beautiful.”

“I agree.”

52 comments

  1. This sounds quite autobiographical, John. Great post as always.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie.

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  2. You’re right, it is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, GP.

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  3. harmonykent · · Reply

    Love the picture, John. A step back to a different era. Great description via your dialogue. Have a great weekend 😊

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. Have a great weekend as well.

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  4. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    Beautiful, John. When we buy a painting from the artist, we have two stories – that of the art and that of our encounter with the artist. I’d say this painting is one to cherish. 🙂

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    1. I do cherish the piece. I actually got to talk with John for about an hour. He was fascinating. He worked in the automotive business and then decided to do fine art. My kind of guy.

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  5. That’s a gorgeous painting, John. “Other than the spaghetti from last night?” LOL! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thank you, Jill. Happy Saturday to you. * sung to the tune of Give a Little Bit by Supertramp.

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  6. Very beautiful, John and a nice stream for Saturday’s prompt.

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    1. Thank you, Dan

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  7. Hmmm . Spaghetti on the wall. Odd style of decorating. Good one John

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    1. Yes it is. Thank you, Andrew.

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  8. Simple and to the point. I like it. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Charles.

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  9. That spaghetti must have been cooked if it’s sticking to the wall. I always knew art could talk to us, but I’ve never talked to one that had a sense of humour. Well done, John.

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    1. Thank you, Hugh. 😀

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  10. I agree that’s a beautiful painting.

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    1. Thank you, Shelley.

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  11. Lovely picture John. And I dig the story you unfurled for this challenge very much as well.

    My ex wife was an artist. I still have a watercolor she did of a side street in Manhattan. It’s one of my favorite pieces of art. Like the one you own, it looks like a photograph upon first glance.

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    1. Funny. My ex wife was an artist as well. She was schooled at the Student Artists League in New York. I don’t have anything of hers.

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      1. I remember you mentioning it before. How cool is that? We match!

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      2. Cept I didn’t get any paintings.

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      3. It wasn’t easily earned, tell you what.

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  12. Beautiful picture. When I first saw it, I thought you were combining this with one of Keith’s photo prompts.

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    1. Thanks, Craig. 🙂

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  13. I also agree. And, yes, quite the slice of Americana life.

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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  14. Yes, it is beautiful. I remember seeing that hanging on your wall in an earlier post. I’m so glad to know more about it. Thank you, John!

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    1. It actually leans on the wall above the fireplace mantel, Jenne. I kinda cheated. Also I took the shot from the couch since I had Twiggy asleep on my lap.

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      1. Lucky you, and lucky Twiggy!

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  15. What a beautiful painting, John. Love how you not only tell us what the picture is but how you interpret it.
    I’m half-tempted to do this prompt myself…

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    1. You should do this prompt. It is fun. Thank you, Dale, for the nice comment.

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      1. I just might 😉

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  16. I love this painting. As you say John, it has captured a moment in time. Realism is my favorite type of art and I adore watercolor as a medium.

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    1. John Gable told me ther are seven washes on this painting. Amazing.

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  17. It is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl.

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  18. I love the muted tones and the way the artist captures both light and shade. It brings it to another whole level when you meet the artist.

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    1. It does. Thank you.

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  19. D.L Finn, Author · · Reply

    That is a great painting. Love the colors and the car.

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    1. Thank you, DL.

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  20. I love the soft light to this piece, John. It speaks to the early days of summer, and every man’s passion- cars 🙂

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    1. It does for sure, Jackquie. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you , Audrey.

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  21. I like the way you handled this one, John. I love antique cars anyway, so you know I like that print. I’m sure you’ve gotten a lot of enjoyment from it. Happy weekend hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. Maybe you’ll ike it more to know it is an original watercolor. It does look like a print though. Thanks and Hugs

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