‘Houston Deli & Grocery’

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.