It is a fact, laughter is good for your health
It is true, laughter reduces stress and tension, it releases feel good hormones and increases blood flow which benefits your heart. But most of all, it draws people together emotionally.
Beautifully detailed oil paintings by Theo Michael serve as the setting for some funny and whacky banter of the characters in his paintings.
Enjoy these original paintings, combined with completely unoriginal jokes.
Have a laugh and good health to you.
Oil painting The Beach Quartet
These two musicians are part of the painting The Beach Quartet, Lady In Red which is featured further below.
The Accordion and the Bouzouki are both popular traditional Greek instruments.
Art Noir style Painting At The Station
The setting of the conversation between the two women takes place right outside Larnaca's police headquarters near the seafront promenade. Ironically it doesn't seem to bother the girls in their activities.
Oil painting Summer Breeze
A somewhat unexpected reply....
Oil painting The Salt Lake Worker
The original oil painting of The Salt Lake Worker features a Cypriot worker, leading his donkey across the Larnaca Salt Lake.
See the original image in its entirety as a Fine Art Print.
Oil painting Dance To The End Of Love
This oil painting was named after the Leonard Cohen song Dance Me To The End Of Love, a passionate song that beautifully befits the passionate dancers in the painting.
Oil painting Sea Of Love
Sea Of Love, a title taken from the 1989 neo noir thriller of the same name, starring Al Pacino and Ellen Barkin. The complete painting features a gramophone in the corner. You can just imagine Phil Phillips 1950's song Sea Of Love playing in the background. Sea of Love, a painting to fall in love with.
Oil painting The Boardwalk
If you are wondering what the two guys on the Larnaca Marina boardwalk are up to, read this Noir style short story inspired by the painting The Boardwalk
The Beach Quartet, Lady In Red
A Zorba The Greek inspired painting of a beautiful woman and young man dancing by the beach. It is one of Theo's best selling Fine Art Prints, truly a painting to fall in love with.
Oil painting A Summer's Day In London
The oil painting A Summer's Day In London was part of an ambitious project of creating five oil paintings in five weeks, titled The Tough Guy Collection.
Watch the video below to see the other paintings of the Tough Guy Collection, plus an extra painting of Dressed In Silk.
Oil painting Dancing In The Rain
The oil painting was inspired by the classic movie Singing In The Rain.
Gene Kelly's iconic performance in the musical, splashing through the puddles and getting soaked, is legendary.
Note the 'splash' of Zorba The Greek influence.
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