Big 400 #10- Lets go Bowling

This is the last and final painting for the Big 400.  I can't believe I have painted them all and I always think it's going to be easier every year but nope I'm work it's a challenge.  I have always loved this bowling alley's sign and now it's owned by a chain but I am so happy that they kept the big glowing retro sign and they have kept it in really good condition.  Back in college one Tim and I favorite things to do was go bowling! and Tim is the funniest bowler.  He sort of bowls like he pushes the ball with all of his might and falls over when he releases the ball.  Just thinking about it makes me laugh and it's almost as awesome as his dance skills.

Today is a Nora day- she has been up all night the last couple of nights with teething and has been chewing on her crib.  So we are off to her favorite place the library and then planning on baking some cookies. 

What are you up to today?

Oil Painting on 8X8 wood board.
Want to see previous work for this show? Big400/Big 300/Big 200/Big 100

Details About the Art Show:
Date: December 14th- 2 p.m. and runs until January 21st.
Location:  Peoples Art of Portland Gallery
700 SW Fifth (3rd floor) People's is Suite 4005, Portland, Oregon
There are over 400 artists participating in the 6th Annual Big 400 Show and all art is $40.   It is a pretty wild and crazy show and if you decide to go get there early because people wait in line to get into this amazing show. It is a cash a carry show- which means you purchase the painting right then and there and you go home with the work.!


Kira said...

Love it! I haven't been bowling in so long. The first time I went bowling with my husband in college, I bowled a 200 after telling him I was not good at it. It was a total fluke, but it's in my genes. My grandma is in the Oregon Bowling Hall of Fame!

thehonorableMissDecaf said...

Beautiful painting! I just went though a bunch of your posts tagged with the Big 400 tag and marveled at your technique. Awesome :D


beina said...

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Have a nice day!

Ellie said...

I haven't bowled in a long while,
but I can't say I miss it, I'm awful at bowling!

Masshole Mommy said...

My husband was on a bowling league back in the day, so I refuse to bowl against him. He is so competitive and I don't stand a chance against him, so it's not even fun.

Unknown said...

Love the painting! xx

ALLIE NYC said...

Yes bowling alleys do have do have great signs. Very cute painting. I am up to work today. We are super busy.

Allie of ALLIE NYC

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

400?!? Congratulations!

You might be sorry you asked that question. We rescued a horse last weekend, and I'm taking a sample of her manure to the vet for analysis this morning. She has terrible parasites, and I did an initial deworming on Sunday, so we need to see what worms are left to figure out what type of dewormer to use next. She's looking much better already though!

Hope your little one gets relief from the teething.

jackie jade said...

what a lovely painting! and reminds me I haven't been bowling in forever. i'm super horrible at it, but it's always fun :)
-- jackie @ jade and oak

Diana said...

Beautiful! I love paintings :)

Unknown said...

My friends and I used to bowl a lot in high school, I loved it, but I haven't been in awhile! That would be a fun date night with the husband soon!

Why Girls Are Weird said...

How how lovely!

Outcast said...

So wonderful Erika, I have adored all your answers in this Big 400 series, amazing!

Jane said...

congrats! love that bowling story :)