Monday, May 10, 2010

Mr. May Mouse, 6 x 6 inches, oil on panel

This little fellow was too clever to be trapped alive. Believe me, I tried. The internet is full of ideas to capture a mouse unharmed and the hardware stores offer no-kill traps. Unfortunately, he was causing so much trouble in the kitchen that my tree hugging tendencies quickly disappeared and my farm boy roots took over. It was the old fashioned mouse trap that did the trick. After thinking about this guy, I decided to honor his death with a painting. I wanted it to be quiet and austere, almost monochromatic. Sorry Mr. May Mouse, the dark chocolate was the last straw.

5 comments:

  1. I felt bad for Mr. Mouse until the part about dark chocolate. That's a deal breaker! Love the painting!

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  2. Nice. I like the description that went with it, he will fit in well with the birds. Love you! -your daughter

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  3. Oh, poor Mr. Mouse - at least you've honored him with a lovely painting!

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  4. Ron, I had to laugh when I read your description of this picture...reminded me of our childhood days...remember how we used to keep the mouse population down then?

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