Where all my gays at?
(Sorry - a painting like this one needs THAT kind of welcome!)
This is my latest completed painting "Hanlan's Point Beach", and I have NO IDEA what reaction it is gonna get. Truthfully, I am not exactly the darling of the Church/Wellesley art scene. I'm not really the darling of ANY demographic - or even in my own family - now that I think about it!
ANYWAYS, despite the fact that I have often felt ignored by most of my 'peeps' (except maybe back in the 80's when I was wore my short shorts to da' club - wink wink, nudge nudge!)I wanted to paint something to celebrate this beach!
WAIT.....I do have a small following of smart Lesbians....so that is pretty awesome! THEY are the best!!!!
But the Gays. OY!
Tough nuts for me to crack!
(Wow. That sounded dirty!)
So let's see. I'm trying this as a social experiment.
A "GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT" experiment.
Unless, now....like always, I have NO IDEA what the Gay peoples like!? (THAT seems entirely probable!)
Okay, so for those of you who don't know it, here is the Wiki-planation (again, that's the Wikipedia explanation)about Hanlan's Point Beach:
Hanlan's Point Beach is a public beach situated on Hanlan's Point in the Toronto Islands near Toronto, Ontario on the shore of Lake Ontario. One kilometre-long part of the beach was officially recognized by the city in 2002 as being clothing optional.As is common for most public nudist-friendly venues, males make up a large percentage of the users of the beach, but women can make up to one quarter of the total on popular weekends. Recent years continue to see an increase in the number of families who attend. The beach is a popular destination for the city's gay community.
So here is what I came up with:
It is more skin that I am used to painting!!!
AND more time spent with my hand in a crotch than usual!
So? What do you think????
A fun compliment to my current beach work!
Look for prints and postcards soon!!
The postcards are DELIGHTFUL - but I need you to wait to see a post about them!
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