2007 Acrylic on canvas 20 x 24 inches“Wino” is an original, signed acrylic painting on canvas by Citrus County Florida artist Michael Arnold. "We have all known someone who has struggled with addiction in their lives. It’s interesting to note that lives can be changed by a substance advertised in our local media and peddled at convenience stores. The background of the painting is made from a liquor ad that I cut out of the newspaper and glued to the canvas. I used the red in the background to symbolize both the spilled wine and the lost soul of the "wino." The extra-large clothes were intentional. I wanted to convey him as someone who cared little about outward appearance, living on the fringe of society. A person swallowed up by his clothes--swallowed up by life and his excesses". This original mixed media and acrylic painting is on a quality canvas. The sides are not painted and it needs to be hung with a frame. Each painting by award winning Florida Artist Michael Arnold is an original one of a kind, signed piece of art and comes with a certificate of authenticity. The "Wino" mixed media painting is delivered on a stretched canvas. For additional views of "Wino" by award winning artist Michael Arnold click here.
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