🍫”Saint Willy Wonka”
Acrylic, gold leaf & silver leaf on 16”x40” canvas.
Prints are available but the painting is sold! I’m glad to say that a fellow artist, candy connoisseur & Wonka lover, @kadehydrated Will get to look at this one every day! Thanks so much Kadee! I hope it brings you all of the smiles!
Whilst in Jackson Square last Monday, I was looking at all the paintings from various artists. They were all amazing. I came up to paintings in acrylic paint on canvas and instantly fell in love as it's a medium I'm familiar with. The artist, Rudolph, was a pure gem to speak with. He told me different places I should visit that day & asked me questions and vice versa. I told him I would have bought one of his paintings, but I had literally $10 to my name. He said that wouldn't do. He then said he needed my opinion on something. So he led me to two paintings that he had leaning against the wall. He asked me to tell him which painting stuck out to me more and why. I told him the one on the left, because of the contrast from light to dark. It was more eye appealing to me. He them proceeded to ask if I would like to have it. I responded with that I'd love to have it to which he said, "Then it's yours." He picked up the painting and I was taken back. I asked him if he was serious and he said he was. He said while he does it for the money, he also does it to meet people & leave a impression. He said he loves talking to people & meeting them. It warmed my heart that he would gift me such a beautiful piece of art done by him. Later on, I bought a postcard (from New Orleans) with Jackson Square on the front & wrote to him. Thankfully I caught him as he was packing up to leave when I went back. I told him I went into the cathedral & into French market on his recommendation. My time in New Orleans on Monday was so incredible because this man took nearly an hour out of his day to talk to me about his beloved city.
If you are in New Orleans, go visit Rudolph (whose real name is Steve), look at his paintings and chat with him. It was the most amazing moment I have had while I'm that city.