I've been wanting to do this painting for a couple years now and have had this vision of Ray's Diner as a 50's Christmas scene with the big bright lights from my childhood that we used to hang on the tree as well as outside. I realize it's a little early for Christmas, but I just couldn't wait any longer.
When I finished the building, the painting looked a little blank so I added the old station wagon for a little more color. I can just invision mom and dad in the front seat and the four of us kids in the back pushing and yelling, "Mom he's touching me!" Life was grand in the 50's.
I changed the sign on the door to "Ginger Bread".
The Daily Standard, our local paper is in the yellow newspaper stand.
When I was in high school we used to stop at Ray's before the Friday night football games for a hamburger and fries. They still make one of the best burgers around!
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