Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Three Olives

Three Olives • this painting is sold

The Martini is a cocktail traditionally made with gin and dry white vermouth, though in recent years substituting vodka for gin has become more popular than the original recipe. It is often described as being "crisp" or "astringent." Over the years, the martini has become perhaps the most well-known mixed alcoholic beverage. H. L. Mencken once called the martini "the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet", and E. B. White called it "the elixir of quietude". It is also the proverbial drink of the one-time "three-martini lunch" of business executives, now largely abandoned as part of companies' "fitness for duty" programs.

In The Thin Man (1934), Nick Charles shakes all of his cocktails, saying, “always have rhythm in your shaking. Now a Manhattan you always shake to foxtrot time, a Bronx to two-step time, a dry martini you always shake to waltz time.”

If you would like to purchase this 6" x 6" oil painting on stretched canvas, please email me. This painting is priced at $100.00 plus s/h.


Thank You!


Blogger Leslie Pease said...

Very fun! Shadows are nice and soft. Especially like the wet spots.

5:46 PM  
Blogger Jens Ole Olsen said...

wow - fine play of light

5:22 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

thank you for your kindness and beautiful art... i posted the milkbones today...

3:42 PM  

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