Friday, August 31, 2012


"thank you, jimmy stewart" 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper.

Sometimes I have no other motivation but to create a painting. Today, I just liked the suit jacket and the hat so much. After i finished with it, I thought, I wonder if I can find an article that has the content "he wore a brown suit"? To my surprise I found this: Oscar Winner Trades in $3000-a-week Movie Check for a Year as Buck Private at $21 Monthly.

Lanky James Stewart rolled out of bed this morning at an hour when many of his movie colleagues were just rolling in, and went off the join the army... The tall actor carried a brown suitcase. For his last day in "civies" he wore a brown suit, brown slouch hat, blue shirt and brown shoes.  
The Abilene Reporter-News, Sunday, March 23, 1941.

How perfectly this story fit with my little painting.

note: this is not Jimmy Stewart's actual suit 

View complete set on flickr.  

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