Sunday, November 22, 2009


Next up is a painting that celebrates an art supply store on Magazine Street in Uptown New Orleans. It is called National Art and Hobby. What’s unique about this particular art store is that it features murals on an outside wall facing a side street. Some murals from a couple of years ago were my inspiration for this painting. Recently they were painted over making way for a new mural.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"

After much contemplation, I came up with this design. Again, I incorporated a grid into my painting. The name of the store is visible if the piece is turned sideways. I set the painting aside for a few days before I finally finished it.


  1. HA! You should see me turning my head sideways looking at my computer screen so I could read the name. :D

    Nice job, Mo. You went in a kind of different direction with this than some of your other pieces. I like the guitar in there. :)

  2. Daisy:

    My neck hurts when I think about turning my head sideways. : D

    Thank you. I’m doing a lot of experimentation this time around. The Alpha Series started to feel too much like a formula.

    There are plenty more ideas coming soon.

    Mo : )