09 January 2009

painted pony

7x5 oil on canvas

This was a quick play date with a pony bottle. I had limited time, which turned out to be good for me. I was forced not to fuss, and I played with some slippery transparent paint.

I keep pony bottles of Rolling Rock on hand for when I make chili. Six ounces for the pot and one for the cook. It's the perfect amount. I'm a cheap date. Rolling Rock was a western PA brew until a few years ago, in case you're questioning my taste.

I have this running gag in which I commandeer my loved one's shopping or to-do list and add "buy Dar a pony." I started doing it ages ago at my Mom's, because she always has a shopping list on the kitchen counter. On my way out, I sneak it on her list, just to let her know I was there. My husband usually has a list lying around too, of his good intentions. I add reminders for him to do nice things for me, including buying a pony.

When asked what I want for Christmas, my pat answer is "world peace and an end to hunger, ... and maybe a pony." Eric took me seriously a few years ago, and we've been contributing to several charities as a new holiday tradition. But you know, I'm still waiting for the pony.


I want a horse, Linda Ronstadt
Spinning Wheel, Blood, Sweat, & Tears

13 comments:

JMahorney said...

Nice glass Dar! The highlight reflections came off real nice and of course the lost edge is cool. Great work! I drink Mexican beer while making/eating chili. I like to think they were made for each other. :)

Sheila Vaughan said...

I like this painting Dar; simplicity - just up my street. I've never heard of Pony's though, nor have I heard of Rolling Rock - is it red wine? That seems to me what you might put in chilli.

Dar Presto said...

Jeff, thanks. I like your new avatar. Now I need some XX.

Hi Sheila, thanks. Rolling Rock is a local beer. Good and cheap! I like cooking with red wine too.

Dianne Mize said...

Good painting, Dar. Crisp, clear and well-crafted, not to mention fun to look at.

Dar Presto said...

Thanks so much Dianne. Hey, are you describing the painting or beer!?

Jala Pfaff said...

What's a pony bottle? A large bottle?? I'm not a beer drinker; I don't know about these things... Great job at achieving the glass translucence!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Yes, lack of time is a great remedy for fussiness! And so is Rolling Rock, now that I think about it... Mmm.

Edward B. Gordon said...

the glass is fanastic !

Dar Presto said...

Thanks Jala. A pony is a 7 oz. bottle. Just my size.

Hi Diane. Yeah, painting under the influence might be a useful thing...

Edward, thanks so much.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

A nice painting, Dar. How many of these did you have before you finished?

Dar Presto said...

I need one now, brother. I spent 2 days painting crap.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

You've been working hard and it shows!

Dar Presto said...

thank you so much, Diana!