Monday, January 25, 2010



No Outlet

Acrylic on board, 5" x 7"
$125 plus $6 shipping in U.S.
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"Abandon all hope ye who enter here"--there's No Outlet!! I guess "No Outlet" is better than the more common "Dead End"...how depressing is that?!

I love the abbreviated language of road signs. One that always sparks my imagination and warped sense of humor is "Men Working in Trees;" I always picture guys in suits trying to balance their office chairs on swaying limbs. Another sign you'll see along some of the mountain passes around here is "Use Right Shoulder to Put On Tire Chains"...ever tried to put on chains using only your shoulder?

One of my all-time faves would draw a chuckle every time we passed it along a freeway in San Diego. The big green sign says "Cruise Ships Use Airport Exit." Imagine seeing a cruise ship bearing down in your rear-view window!

Anyone else have some favorites?

9 comments:

Sheila Vaughan said...

I think the worst and funniest road sign in the UK Don is a red triangle with a couple of old people bent over with walking sticks (canes?) and underneath it says in big letter "Elderly people" meaning drive slowly because elderly people might be crossing the road. There was a campaign against it by the "Help the Aged" organisation who were incensed on behalf of their members who these days it said were fit and healthy and quite capable of crossing the road. Nice painting - I like the human touch of the road sign. Nice blob of colour in the white.

Susan Roux said...

Lol Its nice to find others with the same sense of humor my husband and I have. My favorite is:

"Yard Sale".

Who would want to sell their yard? Its a lovely part of a home...

SamArtDog said...

How about, STOP CHILDREN PLAYING? Fat chance!

RUDHI - Chance said...

Amazing how you use acrylics like oils!!! I like your landscapes very much!

Don Gray said...

Oh yeah, Sheila, that's pretty bad alright--hardly politically correct! Thanks for stopping in.

Don Gray said...

Susan, I've thought the same thing about "Garage Sale.) Thanks.

Don Gray said...

Good one, Sam!

Don Gray said...

I appreciate it, Rudhi--thanks!

Rebecca said...

I love the old signs with just a picture of a farmer on a tractor--quite a few of them around here!