Long time followers of this blog may recognize this still life. I thought of it again last night when I learned that one of our cities two daily papers would publish its last issue today. Like many papers in the country, it fell victim to lost ad revenue and declining subscriptions as the internet becomes more popular with the modern crowd. The Rocky had been up for sale and I thought surely they'd find a buyer in time. I, for one, am very sad to see if go. They had some really great writers.
I never thought I'd be a painter of historical memorablia, but if newspapers continue down this road, the great-grandniece of the woman who owns this painting may some day say, 'Auntie, what is that a painting of?'