Wednesday, January 27, 2010

John's DriveIn Kitty Hawk

This is John's DriveIn in Kitty Hawk, NC.
This place has been a lunchtime institution during the season on the Outer Banks for probably 30 years. I was more than a little upset when they stopped serving "Tuna Boats"  (fried tuna bits and fries in a paper boat).  Now they serve "Dolphin Boats" or ocassionally "Trout Boats"   I believe there is a bit of the original oil  from 30 years ago still in the fryer.
 Open in Season. No Public Restooms. I am still trying to create the trainwreck effect. I have not tried starting with a completely black canvas except in one mini blue crab. It may be an approach. I do like the fluid feel of this piece.
Oil on canvas 8"X16"
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1 comment:

AutumnLeaves said...

Yeesh...I thought you said "DRIVELin." I was wondering what type of place it was. Not happy about "dolphin" boats, I must say. Still, you've captured the mood you describe in your piece, Rick. I am so loving your artist's eye and what flows from it.



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