Sometime after painting this, I lwent back and looked up Buck's Whiskey & Burger Bar. Although I was surprised to find that the bar was relatively new, I was not surprised that the building had housed other similar ventures as well as much different ones (unfortunately I found no early history of the building so I can only imagine what the structure had been built for). Despite not finding much history, It was obvious that the building had been there quite some time: the retrofit central AC tubes; the brick and mortar sealed arches; the heavy vine growth. You can see the history.
If I close my eyes, I can envision dark clouds of smoke billowing up from nearby factories, long before the EPA and I can hear horse drawn carriages and hooves on brick lined streets. Whether or not Buck's Whiskey & Burger Bar is here in a few years or not, the building that housed it will continue to stand.
Nestled in the Canal District of Worcester, MA, now a bustling entertainment destination, the building that houses Buck's serves as a reminder of our ever evolving way of life and our refusal to let it go entirely.
- 6" x 6" x 1.5"
- Materials: Acrylic paint; Gallery wrapped canvas; Resin; Metal D Hook; Paper backing
- Paintings are done on 1.5” thick gallery wrapped canvas. The first layer of paint I use in each piece is carried over to the back. The juxtaposition from first layer on the sides of the canvas, to the final layer on the front, create additional viewing areas and added interest to each piece. With the sides painted, frames are also unnecessary; you will spend no more money or time shopping for a frame to match your decor. Simply hang your artwork and enjoy!
- Care: Painting has been coated with a high quality resin material. Keep out of direct sunlight and away from high moisture. Keep indoors. To clean, gently wipe resin surface with clean cloth. For stubborn dirt or dust, a damp rag with mild soap can be used to clean. Paper backing should only be wiped with a dry cloth.
- Pictures of image are taken prior to resin application. Final image is with resin applied. All resin is handpoured - some slight variations may occur.