Friday, April 13, 2012

Together at the Threshold

 
 Here's a painting I did for my fiancĂ© and soon to be awesome wife, Ash. I started this piece around October/November last year and it's been quite a journey from inception to completion. I originally intended it to be a Christmas present, but then I had different plans for it. I knew I was going to propose to Ash so I decided to include it in my engagement plans. But as I worked on it, it took on a life of it's own and a simple idea turned more grand and fantastical and layers turned into more layers.
   Then one night, Ash and I went out to a nice dinner and my sister's friend came up to our table from the bar. After the normal courtesies, he says, "I just wanted to congratulate you two. That's really awesome." In the next second, I saw Ash's look of complete obliviousness to what was just said, his brief but unmistakable look of immediate guilt when he saw Ash's face and his quick retreat from our table, leaving me completely caught off guard and looking at a face that wanted answers. All I could do was plead ignorance and formulate the angry texts I was going to send my sister when I had a free moment.
   After that, the lid was blown off the whole deal and Ash started picking up on every little sign and every little comment. Some of my friends were interrogated, but I didn't really tell anyone... to prevent this very thing from happening. So in the end, the painting didn't become part of the engagement day, but I was able to take my time with it and really make it the painting I wanted it to be.
So here it is.

I'm also releasing this as a print, to which a large portion of the sales will go directly into our wedding. So in a way you'll be helping us celebrate our wedding... and you might be contributing to that special bottle of whiskey that leads to one of our guests to becoming the drunk guy that takes his shirt off, makes a drunken, teary speech before jumping into the pond. You could very well make that magic happen.
The print is 18" x 22" with a 1" White border and an edition of 100. It'll be in my Etsy store for $70.

Thanks!

5 comments:

Labelette said...

Hi Andy,
I am a french 'fan' of your work, who drinks too much red wine (not bourbon, I'm not perfect), who can't draw a rabbit even a bad one, but who did a blog about art (well 2 but one about contemporary art). In fact, I did it because of your works and your particular universe. Here is the link : http://art-et-cancrelats.blogspot.fr/
The 1st post was about a certain Andy Kehoe. And the background is art of him. I hope he won't disagree the presentation of his art.
This is a wonderful present for a demand by the way :)

Kat said...

I cringed big-time as I read that. That friend must have felt so dumb afterwards! Anyway, this piece is uber-freaking-magnificent. (The story behind it makes it even better!)

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Paeape said...

Magnificent, I just loved it all!!

Mark Interiors said...

i love it. i am happy to be part of our wedding. i can't wait to hold the print in my hands:)
thanks and all the best for your marriage

Skwair said...

I'd kill for a print of this, it's beautiful. Is there any way to still get one, or a poster...or even a high res one to print. Need on wall.