Painting the Town Red

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Comments (19)

peargrin on September 2, 2010

Ha! What a great poster...right out of the 50's...reminds me of the RCA add. Nice find and great colors! Cheers, pear

diannemcd on September 3, 2010

Great photo Bitsy what a great wall of colour. V

Itallica on September 3, 2010


kamalyn on September 5, 2010

Thanks peargrin, Dianne, and Tery! LOL, finally decided Bits wasn't going to get around to signing in, and I'd have to step in with the 'Thanks!'

I haven't looked, but I think the sign is a Rockwell painting - or a really good copy of his style! The interesting thing is that this is just a short way up the street from the Whistler Museum of Art, which is in the Whistler birthplace. Sure a lot different color scheme from 'Whistler's Mother'!

someGuyinmasset on September 6, 2010

Wow, predates neon, gotta drop a vote then.

kamalyn on September 6, 2010

Thanks Guy!

Norrel on September 6, 2010

Nice mural, Bitsy! I love the crooked shadows of the lamps above the mural. (I'm not sure if I used the word "crooked" correctly, but I'm sure that you know what I mean).

Bits-n-Pieces on September 6, 2010

Thanks Norrel! And lol, yes, you've used the correct word, though what's funny is that the word spelled has two different pronunciations and meanings! The light supports are in the shape of a crook, so I think that's what you mean. But your sentence could also mean that the shadows are crook'-ed and out of alignment....and I don't think that's what you mean...... English is so confusing! Too bad the Dutch didn't keep control of New Amsterdam and the rest of the country! ;)

Itallica on September 6, 2010

Crooked could also mean "not true (to itself)" and in a sense the lights casting shadows is not true to their intent/purpose.

Norrel on September 10, 2010

I see. It has so many meanings, you even could speak English if the only verb you knew was 'to crook'.

someGuyinmasset on September 10, 2010

There was a crooked man who walked a crooked mile and found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile.

ernest czudor on September 11, 2010



Bits-n-Pieces on September 12, 2010

Norrel, Guy, and Tery, even though I seem to keep forgetting to sign in to Pan, I'll get a thank you in here to you all by hook or by crook !

Nawitka on September 20, 2010

I went to Ben Moore to get that exact red to paint my front door. They didn't have anything available in exterior paint that even came close :(

But here it is! So it's OK for them to want a red door, but not me. Go figure.

Nawitka on September 20, 2010

oh yeah. vote + like

Bits-n-Pieces on September 21, 2010

Thanks for the V and the L Nawitka! (and you'll probably enjoy the 'Contest' photo I provided that link for on the spammed V and L comment up above, lolol!)

I think maybe your problem was that you went to a Canadian Benjamin Moore dealer! I'm sure they only carry Canadian-Flag red :D (and really they couldn't come up with a custom color for you? that seems like a funny way to run a paint business!)

crina.stanciu on September 30, 2010


australien67h on February 25, 2011




Bits-n-Pieces on February 25, 2011

Thanks very much for your visits crina stanciu and australien67h. Greetings from Boston :)

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