Tag Archives: The Hat

“The Hat” after Vermeer

The Hat 55 800
“The Hat #55″ after Vermeer (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). SOLD

The Hat 56 800
“The Hat #56 after Vermeer (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). SOLD

The Hat 57 800

“The Hat #57″ after Vermeer (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). SOLD

The Hat 58 800

“The Hat #58″ after Vermeer (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). SOLD

The Hat 59 800

“The Hat #59″ after Vermeer (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

The Hat 61 800
“The Hat #61″ after Vermeer (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel).$100 USD plus shipping.

The Hat 62 800
“The Hat #62″ after Vermeer (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

The Hat 63 800
“The Hat #63″ after Vermeer (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

Vermeer in Landscape 800
“Five Women in Red Hats After Vermeer Walking Through the Reflection Landscape With Significantly More Ice to Prevent Them From Falling Through, Thus Creating a Safer Environment for Them With the Tools at Hand in This Case Paint” (11 x 14” acrylic on paper) November 14, 2017. $100 USD plus shipping.

Ideally this will go to someone who has paintings from both “The Hat” after Vermeer series and the “Reflection” series to make it sequential art within one home.

Reflection #8 800
“Reflection #8″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

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Landscapes

“Winter scenes are known to be universally strong in the art market,” she said with some degree of confidence, knowing she’d heard someone say it, hoping it wasn’t a character in one of her own novels. It was trickier now than it used to be, before she’d invented and honed a handful of significantly solid personalities and walked them through the emotional landscape of their own lives, lives she manipulated for her own amusement. What did that make her? Aside from a typical novelist. If making up people to write crazy stories about them wasn’t culturally acceptable, it would sound downright questionable.

“I wanted to have a lot of one image in stock, in part to mimic an aspect of consumerism and mass production — which these aren’t, of course…. mass produced,”  she said, her voice trailing off as she wondered if she wasn’t making associations to exactly the wrong things, yet, she trusted viewers and she knew they’d think what they wanted to regardless of what she said.

“I started out as a landscape painter,” she continued, wondering why she always found her way back to the very beginning of time. Was it really necessary to keep posting a photo of her painting at age 2 on her FaceBook page? Who doesn’t paint at 2?

“I’m best known for my portraits, but I started wondering if faces are perhaps too personal for gifts,” she said, once again wishing she wasn’t putting negative ideas into potential customers’ heads. “But I can also do a Gift Certificate if there’s any hesitation.”

The whole matter of gift-giving was irksome to her since her own family committed to not giving gifts, but she was keen to wring some fun out of being a craftsperson… scratch that… a painter with work available for festive gifting. She knew she shouldn’t get involved in giftwrapping and handmade cards, but to her, this was fun and fun was something she was determined to have more of! Her idea of fun was getting up early to paint and posting finished paintings on her FaceBook page as soon as they were dry, to marvel at how many people loved her work and how quickly they sold!

The Brass Tacks of Joining the Fun

When you buy a $100 USD painting (11 x 14″) as a gift it can be a GIFT CERTIFICATE allowing the recipient to choose, or I can send the painting directly to the recipient.

  • GIFT WRAPPED
  • handmade CARD (by me) with your note inside
  • TRACKING NUMBER
  • $100 CAD INSURANCE
  • BUY NOW to be mailed early December

PAINTINGS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE  FaceBook and WordPress
Email me: meccanormal@hotmail.com to check availability
payment via PayPal $100 USD plus $10 USD shipping
TOTAL $110 USD

Reflection 800
“Reflection” (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel). SOLD

Reflection #2 800
“Reflection #2″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). SOLD

Reflection #3 800
“Reflection #3″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

Reflection #4 800
“Reflection #4″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

Reflection #5 800
“Reflection #5″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

Reflection #6 800
“Reflection #6″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

Reflection #7 800
“Reflection #7″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

Reflection #8 800
“Reflection #8″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

Vermeer in Landscape 800

“Five Women in Red Hats After Vermeer Walking Through the Reflection Landscape With Significantly More Ice to Prevent Them From Falling Through, Thus Creating a Safer Environment for Them With the Tools at Hand in This Case Paint” (11 x 14” acrylic on paper) November 14, 2017. $100 USD plus shipping.

Ideally this will go to someone who has paintings from both “The Hat” after Vermeer series and the “Reflection” series to make it sequential art within one home.

The Hat 59 800

“The Hat #59″ after Vermeer (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

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Videos of $100 USD Portraits

All Jean Smith’s $100 USD portrait paintings from the beginning of the project (January 7, 2016) to March 14, 2017. Music by Mecca Normal.

Currently Available: Slide Show

Jean Smith’s $100 USD currently available portrait paintings from the beginning of the project (January 7, 2016) to March 14, 2017. Music by Mecca Normal.

Currently Available: Slide Show

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Mecca Normal Song Debut

VIDEO: $100 USD portrait paintings (11 x 14″ acrylic on paper and canvas panels) currently available.

Debut of “Critical” by Mecca Normal (Jean Smith and David Lester) produced by KRAMER in 2012, featuring our recording engineer Frank Falestra (aka Rat Bastard) on guitar near the end.

“Between Livermore and Tracy” (at 5:50) by Mecca Normal , from the album Empathy for the Evil (2014, M’lady’s Records). Produced by KRAMER who also plays bass on both tracks.

 

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