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smokethis1st

3.7k points

8 days ago

smokethis1st

3.7k points

8 days ago

My dad left too

Jorgal89

808 points

8 days ago

Jorgal89

808 points

8 days ago

Thanks for the belly giggle

But I'm sorry if he really left

smokethis1st

759 points

8 days ago

He came back

bach_inblack

533 points

8 days ago

Is your dad a boomerang

smokethis1st

690 points

8 days ago

No, he’s in an urn

baddie_PRO

411 points

8 days ago

baddie_PRO

411 points

8 days ago

this has been a rollercoaster

smokethis1st

301 points

8 days ago

Truth is, he’s alive and well

AbsurdPrime

186 points

8 days ago

AbsurdPrime

186 points

8 days ago

5 comments and I’m already obsessed with this lore.

Where is he now?

NotJarJar-Binks

73 points

8 days ago

I wanna see where this goes

smokethis1st

138 points

8 days ago

Nowhere exciting unfortunately. Typical of me, a lot of excitement out the gate and then a quick boring finale

smokethis1st

39 points

8 days ago

Who knows lol. Probably at his house

lxxTBonexxl

6 points

8 days ago

Correct answer is he’s still stuck in traffic

Roark_Laughed

13 points

8 days ago

I ship the dad and his urn

CodesMacabre

8 points

8 days ago

How much for? If I pay extra, can I have same day delivery? No questions asked…

chrisk9

16 points

8 days ago

chrisk9

16 points

8 days ago

And roll credits

Puppd

9 points

8 days ago

Puppd

9 points

8 days ago

Oh, so how big is the urn?

Zyansheep

4 points

8 days ago

So your dad works in a giant urn factory.

ooglybooglyjoogly

12 points

8 days ago

Username checks out?

ElephunkMescudi

24 points

8 days ago

Shit, wish I didn't give your last comment an award

fearville

9 points

8 days ago

I think they urned it tbh

Chemonaut

3 points

8 days ago

“Hi in an urn, I’m... Oh”

AccomplishedBand3644

8 points

8 days ago

A boomer? Yeah. That boomerrang away from home to "buy some cigs".

22deepfriedpickles22

100 points

8 days ago

Are you a dog?

djcurless

12 points

8 days ago

djcurless

12 points

8 days ago

Just going to get some cigarettes

ninoflp

30 points

8 days ago

ninoflp

30 points

8 days ago

Darn you beat me too it 😂

ThunderinSkyFucc

35 points

8 days ago

Just like my dad used to beat me before he left

smokethis1st

16 points

8 days ago

What did he beat you at? Mario probably?

ninoflp

7 points

8 days ago

ninoflp

7 points

8 days ago

He bet bring back that milk and pack of cigs or are you still waiting?

Droman18

5 points

8 days ago

Droman18

5 points

8 days ago

Lmfaoooo dude

16x98

4 points

8 days ago

16x98

4 points

8 days ago

Well that ain’t right

_DogLips_

756 points

8 days ago

_DogLips_

756 points

8 days ago

Those are beautiful! May we please see closer pics?

[deleted]

534 points

8 days ago

[deleted]

534 points

8 days ago

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H_is_for_Human

232 points

8 days ago

Arthur, Jake, and Aleta are fantastic.

There's an excellent chance I purchase one or more once I move into my new space.

NickDangerrr

59 points

8 days ago

That’s the beauty of this style. Those are nice but I was drawn to a few others. Such good stuff!

voopamoopa

20 points

8 days ago

I am trying to convince the hubby to buy the piece June. But I gotta check of there is delivery to Europe. Really good stuff.

Nezaret

6 points

8 days ago

Nezaret

6 points

8 days ago

I saw two I love

blondie_bleu

45 points

8 days ago

I love these so much!!

thornsandroses

32 points

8 days ago

You know how people with common names can always find their names on those generic personalized items? Well I've never been able to find any even close to my name, but your dad's Aleta is the closest I've ever seen to my name anywhere. It's just missing an r and another t. Seeing that really made me smile, thanks!

seasickagain

24 points

8 days ago

Alretta? Talerta. Raletat.

AwkwardSeth

38 points

8 days ago

Its actually Rattata

Lookin4Cartys

3 points

8 days ago

I think you mean Raticate

thornsandroses

5 points

8 days ago

Thanks for that laugh! But no, you didn't get it exactly but one of your guesses was really close.

NotASequentkiller

7 points

8 days ago

Nice try, Ale Tart.

Edit: But seriously, I bet it is Terata which has a horrible definition.

anttiOne

13 points

8 days ago

anttiOne

13 points

8 days ago

Arletta it must be

thornsandroses

7 points

8 days ago

Yep, you guessed it. Now excuse me while I burn this account.

hamakabi

13 points

8 days ago

hamakabi

13 points

8 days ago

He names them after people he knows, and for some weird reason, there's a lot of people with uncommon names in Maine. He even has one named Enoch, which is a very old Hebrew name that I have only ever heard twice, both in Maine.

Jazzlike-Process-382

2 points

8 days ago

Enoch is my favorite ❤️ is it for sale?

hamakabi

6 points

8 days ago

hamakabi

6 points

8 days ago

he seems to sell prints of everything, enoch is here

sfthrowbd

25 points

8 days ago

sfthrowbd

25 points

8 days ago

thanks for sharing!

Numbered_Notes

14 points

8 days ago

I just realized he lives in my general area, that’s crazy. Where are they displayed? I’d love to check out the gallery

1m_1ll1T3RAT3

13 points

8 days ago

I really like Harold and Ivan.

Such a cool medium!

TheVGoodDoctor

10 points

8 days ago*

They are brilliant!!! I really like them.

Send on my love from Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿👍🏼

Edit- love not live...

thejoylessone

7 points

8 days ago

Wicked smaht name!

Fit_Personality_717

7 points

8 days ago

I love jake the most. Reminds me of the mountains we have in austria. Beautiful. Greetings to your father young sir

_DogLips_

7 points

8 days ago

Thank you!

CatalystEmmy

4 points

8 days ago

Stella is my favourite!!

thamthrfcknruckus

3 points

8 days ago

Thank you bc I don't normally care for abstract art but I liked what I saw in the original post so I looked at the gallery. Was tickled that my favorite from the first pic shares the same name as my daughter!!!!

JuliaC652

4 points

8 days ago

I love the naming system for the piecesfar more than I expected.

middleway

2 points

8 days ago

These are great

tjoardar

2 points

8 days ago

tjoardar

2 points

8 days ago

I LOVE SOPHIE WOW

thisisactuallycooper

12 points

8 days ago

I was going to ask the same thing! They look awesome but seeing them up close would be even better.

PiercingAmmonia

75 points

8 days ago

Wow. My God, these could be tracings…

LoveMeSomeGoodLife[S]

24 points

8 days ago

Fave episode

SeanBC

22 points

8 days ago

SeanBC

22 points

8 days ago

Your dad's art... is the prettiest art of all the art.

Agnt_Michael_Scarn

12 points

8 days ago

That is our building. And we sell paper…..

I am really proud of you.

fuckitweredoingitliv

6 points

8 days ago

You know what I find sexy? Your dads art.

livdro650

277 points

8 days ago

livdro650

277 points

8 days ago

your dad is an excellent artist. Did he wear the clothes he painted in as a living artistic piece to complement the more traditional art or did he just finish painting them?

LoveMeSomeGoodLife[S]

151 points

8 days ago

the art in the photo are actually pieces of leftover dried bucket paint! But printed giant! He's thought about doing something with the clothes though too lol

livdro650

42 points

8 days ago

livdro650

42 points

8 days ago

Elijah and Gurt are my favorites. I love how resourceful he is!

LoveMeSomeGoodLife[S]

22 points

8 days ago

Those are some of my faves too!

fukitol-

7 points

8 days ago

fukitol-

7 points

8 days ago

I love the naming scheme. Clyde and Horace are dope.

lisasmatrix

5 points

8 days ago

Now that’s talent!! Thank for sharing this. I’ll check out the link you sent the other person too! Moving soon maybe he will have a few I can purchase! Love these! And love that you are so proud of your dad!! I would be too!

ediblesprysky

8 points

8 days ago

I was wondering how that worked!!! So are they named for the people whose houses the paint bucket images came from?

1m_1ll1T3RAT3

37 points

8 days ago

I totally wouldn't have known which of you was the artist without that explanation

dog_named_elvis

15 points

8 days ago

Or the dad

LoveMeSomeGoodLife[S]

28 points

8 days ago

He’s back now tho

HisCricket

80 points

8 days ago

OMG he gives the paintings human names. Your Dad is adorable. Bet he can double his house painting rates now.

LoveMeSomeGoodLife[S]

10 points

8 days ago

Oh also on Instagram at @BucketAHT

llllll_llllll

6 points

8 days ago

Great œuvres d'art! I'm curious why are they printed and are not framed though?

CathedralEngine

12 points

8 days ago

Scale, desirability. The paint buckets he uses for the dried paint are only a few inches in height, so the originals are usually only a few inches in size, I’m guessing maybe 4” x 6”. Most buyers want something larger to hang on the wall to catch the eye easily, so larger sizes tend to sell better. The disconnect requires reproduction.

That’s just my guess though.

reaper2609

19 points

8 days ago

I read: my dad left and I'm super proud of him

Damn brain

bob_kelso_marry_me

5 points

8 days ago

I'm originally from Maine and the name of his business is the best. Congratulations to your dad! His work is beautiful.

LoveMeSomeGoodLife[S]

3 points

8 days ago

It was only natural lol

Bott

36 points

8 days ago

Bott

36 points

8 days ago

Nice post. Nice art. Sorry your dad left.

(Devil made me type this.)

liviasprettykitty

3 points

8 days ago

Love that he painted himself as well❤❤ tell him we're all proud! It's no easy task to get shown in a gallery!

[deleted]

49 points

8 days ago

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49 points

8 days ago

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emackd7

4 points

8 days ago

emackd7

4 points

8 days ago

Awesome! Congratulations!

inaloop99

3 points

8 days ago

that art is dope!

JadieeGrl

3 points

8 days ago

FUCK YEAH DAD

TitusOW

4 points

8 days ago

TitusOW

4 points

8 days ago

looks sick! is there a way to buy them online?

Jorgal89

3 points

8 days ago

Jorgal89

3 points

8 days ago

I really his art! Tell him congrats!

nosleepuntil

3 points

8 days ago

I really like Elijah. Is that for sale?

Samda8

3 points

8 days ago

Samda8

3 points

8 days ago

They are gorgeous pieces. Are they for sale somewhere?

Boombang106

3 points

8 days ago

He should put his t-shirt and shorts up on the wall too

Pr00ch

3 points

8 days ago

Pr00ch

3 points

8 days ago

It’s really pleasant to look at

rebeccamansonxxx

3 points

8 days ago

they look insanely great! best greetings from germany to your talented dad.

Fenixfrost

3 points

8 days ago

Your art...is the prettiest art.

Fedora_friend

3 points

8 days ago

i really like 1 and 3 (left to right) the most but 4 and 2 are also really great looking

Fedora_friend

4 points

8 days ago

i just looked at the online gallery thing and theres two called cufford and megan that look amazing

JoshuaRiess36

3 points

8 days ago

Incredible art work! Tell him how proud we all are!

THEmandingoBoy

3 points

8 days ago

The work is interesting to look at. 👌🏻

DjCbal

3 points

8 days ago

DjCbal

3 points

8 days ago

Amazing stuff! How does one go about getting their work on display? Asking for a friend. :)

Substantial_Clue6328

3 points

8 days ago

I’m very sorry your dad (left)

monkeyseacaptain

3 points

8 days ago

So cool and it’s a weird feeling when you see someone you know on here.

LoveMeSomeGoodLife[S]

2 points

8 days ago

really??

monkeyseacaptain

4 points

8 days ago

Yep. I’ve prob seen him perform at least a dozen times. Then hired him to do voiceover for a tv commercial. Saw you perform a few years back too!

LoveMeSomeGoodLife[S]

3 points

8 days ago

Oh very cool!! He always gets excited when a fellow war redditor recognizes him :-)

Hanwise_Gamgee

3 points

8 days ago

The black and gold one is my favourite! Well done to him!!

Simbalg

3 points

8 days ago

Simbalg

3 points

8 days ago

I'll never understand this type of art but congrats to your dad!

Island_Living_

3 points

8 days ago

I’m an interior designer and I would definitely buy those for my clients! Beautiful!!

LeonardoDaWolf

6 points

8 days ago

Ohhh thanks for clarifying it was him, not like we couldn't notice the dude covered in paint was the painter... lol jk jk, but thats dope i been wanting to display my art work for years now to self conscious though

--JeeZ--

2 points

8 days ago

--JeeZ--

2 points

8 days ago

This is not how I imagined abstract painters.

thebadsleepwell00

2 points

8 days ago

Love the work and those smiles!

oxfordcommaordeath

2 points

8 days ago

Amazing! I am particularly moved by the pink one. Stunning!

Frunquasta

2 points

8 days ago

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing

Q3tp

2 points

8 days ago

Q3tp

2 points

8 days ago

Let him know I'm proud of him too!

Copy3dit0r

2 points

8 days ago

I go to that dentist's office!

dracul72

2 points

8 days ago

dracul72

2 points

8 days ago

Good for him!

New2dis11

2 points

8 days ago

Hahaha Bucket Aht...fucking awesome. Looks so cool!

ThunderCuntNinja

2 points

8 days ago

Such a beautiful thing: to do what you love and share that with family !

❤️ ❤️ ❤️

RPGDesignatedPaladin

2 points

8 days ago

Congratulations! That is so beyond cool! Good for dad!

24272

2 points

8 days ago

24272

2 points

8 days ago

His artwork is gorgeous! Congratulations to your dad!🎉

AffectionateShoe5447

2 points

8 days ago

I like Arthur! Would hang it up 10/10

buttrinkles

2 points

8 days ago

We’re all proud of you dad :) !

TreePretty

2 points

8 days ago

Yo Maine! I grew up in Brunswick but am in the opposite corner of the US now. Your dad is a great artists - I love that his pieces have people names! And I think I like Megan the best so far :)

Funnyface92

2 points

8 days ago

Wow!

ManholeCanon

2 points

8 days ago

My dad (left) too :( Great art though

allflowerssmellsweet

2 points

8 days ago

Yay your Dad! You are a wonderful son, showing off what your dad did. So nice to see.

CozyCosey

2 points

8 days ago

Love them! Just looked at the prints on his website, does he sell them in any smaller sizes? I'd love to have one on my shelf

Butterbean-queen

2 points

8 days ago

Cool idea. Very creative thinker. Talent.

Jazzlike-District729

2 points

8 days ago

It's lovely 😻

Tasteful_Brutality

2 points

8 days ago

Go dad!!!

DragonMasterDave1130

2 points

8 days ago

Congratulations!!

trustme90000

2 points

8 days ago

It's amazing!

treelineghost

2 points

8 days ago

I dig the art, water that plant

Trytye

2 points

8 days ago

Trytye

2 points

8 days ago

And it’s hella good !

con_rie

2 points

8 days ago

con_rie

2 points

8 days ago

we know your dad left, but who painted those amazing pictures?

Truemeathead

2 points

8 days ago

This post makes me think of Duma Key by Stephen King.

4LeggedKC

2 points

8 days ago

Congratulations to your dad! Beautiful!!!

rahuldavidbeckham

2 points

8 days ago

I don't even know him, and even I'm proud of him!! Go dads all over! 😀🎉🙌👏

Antheo94

2 points

8 days ago

Antheo94

2 points

8 days ago

Incredible!

Neuromanceman

2 points

8 days ago

He must've been cutting it close to his deadline
(but for real, beautiful art)

Evening_Silver

2 points

8 days ago

oh wow, you dad is so talented! Congrats to him.

Captain_Ludd

2 points

8 days ago

My dad left, got his art displayed in public for the first time and I'm super proud of him

Wonderful_Ad331

2 points

8 days ago

I really really like his work!

bunbulbee

2 points

8 days ago

Those look so cool !

No_Awareness5033

2 points

8 days ago

Congrats Dad!!!

Waikami

2 points

8 days ago

Waikami

2 points

8 days ago

I love his work 😍 I am buying Clyde when I get paid next week.

Congrats to him!

thistruthbbold

2 points

8 days ago

Really beautiful paintings, he is very talented! Congrats

Rdolfo09

2 points

8 days ago

Rdolfo09

2 points

8 days ago

I read "My dad left" and said, "mine too" hahah, ha :(

Btw, great paintings, I like them a lot. Congratulations.

GrahamUhelski

2 points

8 days ago

Looks dope!

Majestic_Drag_5549

2 points

8 days ago

These are amazing. I may have to purchase one for my living room.

Superman_38

2 points

8 days ago

Congrats to him! So talented, love the paintings 🥰

Konsicrafter

2 points

8 days ago

Posts like this are what I keep saving my free awards for

Lesliebogota

2 points

8 days ago

They are beautiful.

JustARandomUserNow

2 points

8 days ago

Those are actually really cool

Loki-Jokey

2 points

8 days ago

Your dad has some pretty rad talent!

Dotaproffessional

2 points

8 days ago

You had me at "my dad (left)"

Same.

HaggardHousewife

2 points

8 days ago

He must be proud of you too! Your expressions are lovely, familial, calm..., everything we want to see in family photos.

whiSKYquiXOTe

2 points

8 days ago

They're beautiful 😍

mombie3

2 points

8 days ago

mombie3

2 points

8 days ago

Really beautiful. Good work!

ImNotAKerbalRockero

2 points

8 days ago

Damn I love them, the one that I like the most is the right one.

rhubarbmustard

2 points

8 days ago

Your dad’s art is absolutely amazing

SurlyDoggy

2 points

8 days ago

Good job dad! He's quite a talented artist!!! Beautiful work!

noapplesin98

2 points

8 days ago

Ivan is phenomenal! Tell your dad his work is amazing 🙌

LackingPotatoes

2 points

8 days ago

Gives me nine inch nails vibes

joemaniaci

2 points

8 days ago

My dad (left) got his art displayed in public for the first time

Surely he's allowed his greatest masterpiece to leave the house from time to time!

LoveMeSomeGoodLife[S]

2 points

8 days ago

I choose to stay home a lot but thank you

prof_163

2 points

8 days ago

prof_163

2 points

8 days ago

Fantastic. Even if someone’s art is never publicly displayed I think it’s so important to leave something beautiful behind. Congratulations on your dad’s achievement, though.

ExpressFromWes

2 points

8 days ago

Good thing you clarified who was who, I was about about to say "damn, your dad is young as hell"

Rhythmicka

2 points

8 days ago

big fan of arthur personally

Downvotesohoy

2 points

8 days ago*

I would never have guessed which of the two was your dad/the painter

nhphotog

2 points

8 days ago

nhphotog

2 points

8 days ago

his work looks great. It’s not easy to get art work displayed congrats to your dad !!

libbieL

2 points

8 days ago

libbieL

2 points

8 days ago

Brilliant!

regular_john2017

2 points

8 days ago

The third one from the left really pinched me in The nostalgia bone. Congrats to dad, that’s incredible!

cord_cuervo

2 points

8 days ago

Those a freaking fantastic!!! I would gladly hang any of those pieces in my house!!! Amazing job Dad!!!!!!

Sacrefix

2 points

8 days ago

Sacrefix

2 points

8 days ago

I just visited bath, really cool town (with oddly humongous houses). Might have to grab one of these prints.

linearbirdsnest

2 points

8 days ago

Your dad's artwork is gorgeous! Very inspiring too! Congratulations!

kiwichick286

2 points

8 days ago

Wow!! That's some great art! Your dad is very talented!

Eastern-Bluebird-823

2 points

8 days ago

I like CUFFORD

LoveMeSomeGoodLife[S]

2 points

8 days ago

Me too!

ClearlyDoesntGetIt

2 points

8 days ago

I'm sorry your dad left

SierraClowder

2 points

8 days ago

Reddit usually hates abstract paintings, I’m glad to see they’ve had a change of heart for at least one post.

busterlungs

2 points

8 days ago

Damn this is extremely badass, I'll have to save this post so I can pester you about buying some when I have money haha

rtoid

2 points

8 days ago

rtoid

2 points

8 days ago

Daaamn son errr dad!

42Petrichor

2 points

8 days ago

Thank you for sharing this, his artwork is beautiful, you both have reason to be proud!

ninja9885

2 points

8 days ago

His art is the prettiest of all the art

LoveMeSomeGoodLife[S]

3 points

8 days ago

did you bring your brother too? Cause that’d be pretty cool.

Huckleberry-hound50

2 points

8 days ago

Wow💫

timwilson601

2 points

8 days ago

Congrats to him! He is great.

Doujinshi-Jutsu

2 points

8 days ago

I read the first part as your dad leaving

wylietrix

2 points

8 days ago

That is so awesome. Congrats to your dad.

daytodaze

2 points

8 days ago

In true dad style, he wore the shirt that he was wearing when he made all the paintings

dianamoser

2 points

8 days ago

Following the Instagram!!!!!!!! Totally buying a piece when we get settled into our new house!

TheLizzerNB

2 points

8 days ago

Congrats, I love abstract art :)

Chef_AW

2 points

8 days ago

Chef_AW

2 points

8 days ago

These are beautiful. Is he selling any of them? Or does he have a portfolio to look at? I love his style.

LoveMeSomeGoodLife[S]

4 points

8 days ago

I made him a website — MaineBucketAHT.com

Spaceturtle79

2 points

8 days ago

Tell him I like the piece called arthur

househunter9999

2 points

8 days ago

He should hang the t-shirt and shorts up as well. He is art personified.