Monday, December 27, 2010

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Ever since my children were old enough to place a dollar or two in the bright red bucket, I would always make it a point to teach them the Salvation Army was one of my favorite charitable organizations. Times are tough for even these fine folk for they no longer hand out mini candy canes to the children but my kids still delight in the sometimes gaped tooth smile and 'thank you' they receive from the bucket keeper. I snapped this trio in Walnut Creek just a couple of days before Christmas. We all made a donation to the bucket while we listened to the trumpet and coronet player play "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen".

8x10, oil on art panel- $100.00



6 comments:

Celeste Bergin said...

a festive painting that captures the "cheer" of street music!

Linda Popple said...

Nice tribute to a great organizations!

Dean H. said...

Thick, swirly, festive strokes capture the mood of the season.
I agree...this is one of my top organizations to give to.

David Larson Evans said...

Great energy here that goes for you your blog and this painting.

Joanne said...

I love this painting. It has real spirit!

Dean Grey said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Sheila!

-Dean