That is Priceless by Steve Melcher

That is Priceless

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  1. Arianne

    Arianne said, about 23 hours ago

    Would you like a row in the hay?

  2. PICTO

    PICTO said, about 22 hours ago

    Talk about your “great moments in phallic portraiture”… that guy has all his oars in the water.

  3. Dogsniff

    Dogsniff said, about 22 hours ago

    A Jamaiican schoolboy’s backpack.

    @Arianne: Ha!

  4. John Smith

    John Smith said, about 20 hours ago

    why would a ROW boat need gas?

  5. StCleve72

    StCleve72 said, about 19 hours ago

    @John Smith

    For those too young to remember the 60’s-70’s when there was still hitch-hiking in this country, that was a popular bumper sticker the meaning of which was apparent and obvious.
    Haven’t seen that saying, or hitch-hiking for that matter in decades so perhaps everyone is not familiar.

  6. Chris Maple

    Chris Maple said, about 18 hours ago

    A google images search provides a very similar painting by the same artist – but much lighter, more open, and no trees on the near shore.

  7. Thelurker

    Thelurker said, about 18 hours ago

    It was a good harvest! Spliffs are on the house!

  8. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, about 18 hours ago

    Trying to make it to the Led Zepplin album cover tryouts.

  9. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, about 18 hours ago

    Obviously not a Rolling Stone.

  10. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, about 17 hours ago

    A somewhat enlarged image can be found at the only work, by this artist, so far, to appear in Mr. Melcher’s blog (yesterday). Again, it is a cropped image (no signature at lower left). A less cropped (still no signature), click-to-enlarge image can be found, starting here.

    Zu Spät (Too Late) is privately owned (has full image, with signature to the right of lowest left rock — trust me).

    I say trust me, because it depends on the browser you use. For me anyway, both Chrome and Safari show a decent size image; but, FireFox and Opera (I don’t have Internet Explorer) both show a nearly thumbnail size image.

    If you try to enlarge (⌘-+ on a Mac, Ctrl-+ on a PC) the small image, it becomes pixelated quite soon (before it gets to the size of the clear image shown by Chrome or Safari — I’m puzzled as to why). The artist’s Wikipedia page and collection (more under Subcategories).

    First work, by this artist (currently, what’s in boldface at the start, is repeated and more readable below it), to appear here.

  11. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 17 hours ago

    Ha! You must shave your own back now!

  12. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 17 hours ago

    What luck- he’s got all three!

  13. mshefler

    mshefler said, about 17 hours ago

    no Donald, that doesn’t make your hair look better.

  14. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, about 17 hours ago

    @Chris Maple

    If you drop the ?w=600 at the end of your link, it actually shows a larger image. The w value sets the pixels width of the displayed image, scaling the height at the same time. You can use smaller than actual width values (I used 240 below), but not larger than actual width values.

    The artist painted the roughly 54″×34″ strip painting in 1878. In 1877, he painted a smaller (26″×19″) version with the same title.

    Because the © on your image, found here (Google translated), is for the same auction house that sold (no image) the 1877 version in 2002, my guess is your image is of the 1877 version (click for full size):


    Thanks for finding that.

  15. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 16 hours ago

    Her portside oar is blocked from view, but also trailing in the water.

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