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“Amazing Grace” Canvas Print

Do you remember the whale painting I discussed in my Journal about a month ago? The six ft. tall oil painting that was initially mysteriously rejected (and then just as mysteriously accepted) for exhibition in the California Art Club’s forthcoming annual Gold Medal Exhibition?

Well, I promised to make a print of it in a week or so. It’s turned out to be “or so” — I just put the two different sized canvas prints in the Prints section of the William Stout Bazaar on this website moments ago. Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think.

And if you can figure out why this painting was so controversial (I heard through the grapevine that the show’s judges were screaming at each other over this work), then please let me know. I’ve (deliberately) created a lot of controversial art in the past (naughty little devil that I can be sometimes), but for the life of me, I don’t see anything controversial regarding this particular piece.

I’ve already sold one to a long time collector of my work. He told me recently that he no longer watches TV; he just sits and stares at this painting.

Love to you all, my friends.

2 thoughts on ““Amazing Grace” Canvas Print

  1. Bill,

    That is absolutely stunning! Love the colors & the power of the thing. That whale looks like it’s going to keep on "keeping on" šŸ™‚

    Controversial? Um…ahhh..too good?

    Hope you are well.


  2. Bill,
    I have not a clue how this could be seen as controversial. Perhaps it’s not cynical or artsy (see: crusty and/or amateurishly kitsch) enough for today’s critics?
    It is a beautiful piece of art, certainly among your best.


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