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acrylic on stretched linen, retro caravan series,
Ma and Pa manage the local caravan park, around the 1960’s, a little earner on the side is their saturday night poker games, the visiting sharks think that they have found an easy mark, but Ma and Pa are lulling them into a false sense of superiority by feigning lack of knowledge, only to clean up with a flourish at the end of a long night of cheap beer and cigarettes, all the visitors leave empty handed, too embarrassed to warn their friends.
This painting can be found at the Gallery Beneath, Mooloolaba. Now SOLD

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poker, lamplight, poker game, cardsharks

Comments

  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpathover 4 years ago

    lovely!!! :>)

  • hehe, thanks Linda.

    – Michael Jones

  • Impressionism
    Impressionismover 4 years ago

    fantastic painting and concept, i love your story!
    this is just so wonderful!! your painting tells a marvelous story, is excellently executed, and your description says it all ~ beautiful work Michael

  • wow, thank you for being so enthusiastic! now I can’t wait to get this down to the gallery…M

    – Michael Jones

  • joak
    joakover 4 years ago

    this is great..love the wee van!

  • Thank you Joak, for taking the time to comment. cheers, M

    – Michael Jones

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtabout 4 years ago

    love the ace in the guys toes and his empty tins and stubs all around – oh how australian!… also the card players’ expressions and other of your usual fine detail including the moonlit glow around the elements, the rocks etc (very clever)… AND congrats are in order for the SALE! so…michael, michael, where are your latest works? what have you been up to? where have you been?? i have a chook pic waiting for your eagle artist eye :))))

  • thanks for the comment Caarol, hmm, I have been very busy over the last few weeks, I have gone back to painting in oils again, so my work takes so much longer than acrylic. I painted some small studies of the sea but they haven’t sold yet, I have been working on a large version of “Dryza”, it isn’t dry yet and then needs varnishing before the gallery gets it. I had to drive down to the middle of NSW to my mates place to pick up all my picture framing machinery ( about $20,000 worth) which was in storage, so I am busy now re- installing all of that into my studio space, as we are not moving south anymore——- it’s too bloody cold! so anyway, it was nice of you to enquire about me, thanks.

    – Michael Jones

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtabout 4 years ago

    ta M… good to hear you have things on the go and looking forward to seeing your newest paintings uploaded :)
    (I can’t believe how cold it’s been this winter)… cheers, carol

  • rainbowvortex
    rainbowvortexalmost 4 years ago

    the light is very nice on this 1…

  • thank you for dropping in and leaving a comment, much appreciated, cheers, M

    – Michael Jones

  • Warren Haney
    Warren Haneyover 3 years ago

    total classic……!!!!!!!!!

  • hehe, thanks mate, this is part of the on going, retro caravan series, although I had to think outside of the box for this one, cheers, m

    – Michael Jones

  • Bumchkin
    Bumchkinover 3 years ago

    wonderful Michael! love the active look it has to it! :)

  • OOOO, thank you, I appreciate your comments, cheers, M

    – Michael Jones

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