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The cold outside made the home feel warmer. Warm in a way that is comforting and close and full of memories of the odor of pine needles and opening roses and baking dough and melting butter and seasonings, chopped, shaved, sprinkeld from cans with old-fashioned labels of bright red and blue and green. Seasonings that arrive in the arms of family and close friends and surprise guests that primp in front of mirrors and confuse everyone and make them laugh. This warmth floated across my skin like a cotton robe and cuddled with life in general, with the singing that fell through cracks in brick walls, with glow of cookies and kittens and dogs licking my hand and this warmth was both a memory and a longing and occassionally the moment. Then it passed and turned into an old movie that sat on a shelf and was never viewed. Yet it was nice to know it was there.
“Gladstone Street” acrylic on Tyvek paper 24″×36″ by John Fish 2011 from a photo of 3448 Gladstone Street in Detroit.

John Fish is a Los Angeles artist who paints abstracts, landscapes and portraits with expressive painterly strokes and heavily textured surfaces. I explore the way space flows to entwine objects that have no boundaries.

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  • Sue Nichol
    Sue Nicholover 3 years ago

    The strength of your painting shines through and words so fitting.

  • thank you Sue

    – John Fish

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartover 3 years ago

    I love it a lot the way you paint your houses/buildings. Very good work Jo0hn

  • thanks a lot for your comments

    – John Fish

  • Jazzdenski
    Jazzdenskiover 3 years ago

    The thumbnail dragged me into the cold. Strong and graphic John.

  • thanks for all your comments

    – John Fish

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago

    Wonderful work John and the writing reminds my of Dylan Thomas

  • what a wonderful compliment on my writing. you made my day. Dylan Thomas is one of my favorites.

    – John Fish

  • JennyMac
    JennyMacover 3 years ago

    Oooh feels chilly… but reading through the words I wondered at a world of warmth on the inside… how deceptive appearances can be……. : )

  • thanks for commenting.

    – John Fish

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago

    He is one of mine too

  • mjart66
    mjart66over 3 years ago

    Love this :)

  • Get Carter
    Get Carterover 3 years ago

    wonderfull artwork!

  • Paul Romanowski
    Paul Romanowskiover 3 years ago

    Now this , this is as good as it gets in a painting like this, my congrats…

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaover 3 years ago

    I totally love this and your writing wow !

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