The Littlest Bar, Province Street Boston
Oil with a palette knife on cradled artist board
14" x 11"
Polo and I visited the bar when it was still open at this location and it was quite a local experience. Let's just say, they know when you are "just visiting". My friend Kim told me that she had a first date at this place. One of the patrons made a comment about her curly hair which I won't repeat here, but I guess the date worked out ok because they just celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary.
When I took the photo I used for my reference, I peered into the window only to see stacks of boxes. The new owner is apparently using it for storage. The entire street has gone through quite a transformation. That building to the right of it is full of high rise condos. I so love the juxtaposition of old and new that you see all around Boston. I sure hope they come to their senses soon and do something interesting with this space. I mean, they gave it a fresh coat of bright red paint after all. I was glad to see they kept it intact.
Here is a close up of the only part of the painting that has people. You can see that it's only a few strokes that define the woman diners. I saved that part for last and had fun with it.