TORONTO STREETCARS - A LOVE AFFAIR
Hi! Okay....I am gonna tell you a secret.
I Google myself.......and I do it OFTEN!
I know it makes me sound a little insecure, but the truth is I like the validation. BAM - TRUTH BOMB!
Just keeping' it real y'all!
Today, I decided to Google 'streetcars'.....to see where my work was ranked on the image list......and what did I find? IT was buried about 10 pages in!!!!!!! There were tonnes of photos and paintings of the streetcars as we always see them....By night with reflections in the rainy pavement - or watercolours of the Red Rocket speeding down the road. BUT NONE OF MINE???
So I intend on fixing that TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!
But first....I bet you are wondering what the deal is....
WHY STREETCARS? Why paint them?
Well....I guess partly because they are iconic to Toronto. I think it is because they have been around for so many years, even as many cities have gotten rid of their streetcars in favour of busses.
I bet it is the catchy red colour that also attracts people's eyes.
I always say that the people who love them the most, are the people who are not obliged to ride them. But that is not always true.
I like a million things about them....I guess I am just a huge transit nerd! Okay - I KNOW I am a huge transit nerd. I think I just never lost the 5 year old boy that used to love that kind of stuff!!
Just look at this old blog post.......it proves how train nerdy I am! I took a trip to a couple streetcar museums - and they were COOL!
So what this all means is.....that I have painted well over 100 pieces that have some form of streetcar or subway or train or bus.....and then someone has bought that painting!
Please enjoy the selection I have chosen of Toronto Streetcar paintings.....many of them are sold, but they are all pretty nice to look at (and some have limited edition prints still available!)
This painting is called "Evolution of the Streetcar". Sadly for you, it is SOLD, BUT it is also available as a print. Although it is nearing the end of its run as a print as well. Click on the image and you can see the prints available!
"Gateway to the East" is another streetcar painting. It is another SOLD painting, but it is a great one! You also can buy this guy as a print!
I bet you are beginning to see a pattern here. This painting called "King of the Road" shows 3 generations of streetcars, and it is also SOLD! BUT again, it lives on in my limited edition prints!
This PAINTING IS AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW!!!!!! I kid you not! It is a 16" x 20" original acrylic on Wood with mixed media elements. I tried to be a little 'loose-r' with this painting, but it has been a year, and it is still available. You should scoop it up TODAY!
These last 3 are all paintings that are sold. But I like them a lot! I guess other people do as well......
THERE! If that doesn't get me ranked in the search engines for TORONTO STREETCAR PAINTINGS AND ART - I really don't know what will!!!
p.s. no....still no new paintings to show you! Sorry! ;-)
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