The Pinsetters Original Mixed Media Painting

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The Pinsetters Original Mixed Media Painting

2,600.00

24x48 inches  |  ready to hang
acrylic, watercolor, watercolor paper on stained birch panel

The Jobs of Yesteryear series combines history and surrealism to tell the stories of obsolete jobs. A contemporary glimpse into the past, these mixed media paintings serve as a reminder of time and stories long forgotten.

This particular Job of Yesteryear mixed media painting features pinsetters. The Pinsetters combines the enjoyment of bowling with the intriguing history of the young men who set the pins. Pinsetters endured obvious hazards on the job, dodging pins and bowling balls hurled by mischievous men as they tried to reset the pins between frames. They were often teenage boys, as the job was a low wage and part-time gig. The mechanical pinsetter, an incredible clever machine back in 1936, eventually replaced the need to hire manual pinsetters, although there are still a few alleys in the US that still employ them.

The Pinsetters was created using subdued tones of acrylic and watercolor paint. Overall, it has the feel of a vintage photograph steeped in history. The long-limbed characters were crafted using watercolor paper and pasted on the wood panel. See an illustrated guide of my process here.

The Jobs of Yesteryear are thought-provoking conversation pieces that will bring an air of history and whimsy to any room.

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