"Days of Wine and Roses", 20" x 24" acrylic on canvas board, 5-02-2012. This work was inspired by the song "Days of Wine and Roses" composed in 1962 by Jonny Mercer and Henry Mancini. It was a romantic favorite among young lovers of the time who were not perturbed by it's contest as the theme for a rather sad movie. There is a lot of symbolism in this work. The white table cloth represents a wedding, the two wine glasses are the bride and groom, the roses represent their love for each other,and the calendar marks the date of the wedding. The path represents life with it's ups and downs, hard times and good times, that the couple have walked through together for over 45 years, Paths not taken are also represented. The road's end is hiden from view in the distance.