Our walls are filled with art already. Friend, Gina, suggested that I add to these old artworks, turning them into something new. That's how the King Mango Thrift shop Painting Project got started.
I began with the purchase of a hand-painted reproduction of Van Gogh's "Night Cafe". One of the chairs was empty so I painted in King Mango having a caffe au lait.
Same for Hopper's "Nighthawks".
These paintings are actually very good reproductions painted by professional artists in China. Researching their product, I learned they sell for about $150 in reproduction galleries. I didn't want to tinker with these two too much so I made the king -like "Waldo"- barely noticeable.
You can't say the same for the others. In "King Mango and his New Best Friend, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz,
the King is "somewhat easy" to locate.
Check out the others...
All of them will be offered for sale at tomorrow's art show on Gifford Lane, priced from $35 to $85.
Stop by anytime between noon and 5 and
check them out. Maybe they will inspire you to become a thrift shop artist!