‘Houston Deli & Grocery’

Posted by on December 10, 2008 in Paintings | 2 comments

Houston deli and grocery

6 x 8 oil on linen panel.  Click here to bid. More eBay paintings here, and Etsy here.

If I lived here, I 'd be home by now.  I don't know what it is about the idea of living in a little apartment above a store that appeals to me so much.  It's like an Anne Tyler novel imprinted on me at an impressionable age.  I took this photo in Manhattan one time when we were staying in an apartment just down the street from this corner grocery.  I wasn't sure I'd be able to do justice to the mood–rainy, dusky New York–but I'm happy with how it turned out. 

And I want one of those apartments upstairs.

2 Comments

  1. Hi Amy!
    Loved the video for the new book. I hope you know you are going to be accused of scaring people away from gardening! I am pretty casual about such things but I may pull out my monkshood this spring. It’s not happy where it is and maybe it makes more sense to kill it before it gets me.
    Anyhow, I grew up in an apartment above the corner store in south Buffalo and it had it’s advantages. A nice garden, however, was not one of them. And I think it was a lot more fun in the 50s when we lived there than it probably is these days.
    I did not realize you were an artist and I’m really enjoying looking at all your work. I find it fairly common that gardeners are involved in another art form; a landscape architect friend is also a furniture designer. You might enjoy a post and drawing of mine from Tuesday 1/6, called “winter count, once removed.” If you stop by, be sure to enlarge the drawing so you can see it.

  2. Oh! that painting was so cute. I wish I could have like that. I just wondering if the ‘Houston Deli & Grocery’ is really existing, so that I can see the place in person.
    -krisha-