I like digging into unassuming subjects. A character sketch of the suburbs is just a spin on the same idea. Cause nobody hides stuff in their attic, watches their neighbors or anything creepier than that. I mean, I live in the suburbs, so you can be sure they are totally benign. What a cute house!
Finished this little sketch and running out the door for a late dinner date with my beau. #friyay !!
I am ready for you, #weekend
3 25 minute takes on the same pose at #figuredrawing tonight. I wasn’t motivated but Whit got me out the door. Surprise, surprise I totally enjoyed it.
Re-noodling some favorite #doodles. Gonna paint that #canadiangoose too. I have a lot of ideas but some keep pulling my attention back over and over again.
Move over #canvas
@arches.art makes #oilpainting #paper?!!! All my #collaging dreams are definitely coming true. #Texture on this surface is 👌
How is it that I forget the enchantment of a slow afternoon in the library so quickly? A million #treats from #williamsteig #wilhuygen and #beatrixpotter today. Which illustrators captivated you in childhood? I’m going back to the library soon and I’ll need some more material. Just got my imagination cookin!
Enjoying this #sunshine
Hiatus explained: drove 1000 miles across #Nebraska and into Wyoming and Colorado. Saw family, great friends, and got the peace I miss from being miles away from civilization and cell phone towers. I also fell in love with this pink succulent that grew by piles of agate (!?!) These photos just cannot do the landscape justice. Went to a wedding at a gorgeous ranch, stayed in an old fort built to work on settler/Native American disputes 150 years ago, saw coyotes, prong horn, loads of deer, and a pheasant. Gonna be thinking about the #colorpalate of the #sandhills for months. I love my native place.
Serious #noodling tonight. Complimented by company. Using press on letters from the 70s (?) before you could make scientific figures and graphs on your pc.
Adding to an impossible number of layers to this number. Casually painting it for YEARS.
The ever impossible 3/4 profile strikes again. Did he have stroke? Will they notice? Whatever. Gotta quit while I’m behind.
How many places can you put one color? Too many. #noodling
In the words of #ludacris, “I stay in heavy rotation like a washing machine.”
So I’m painting everyday. After work in Downtown Boston and 2 hours of commuting daily, I don’t go to the gym I pay for. Instead, I do this. I wear a plaid jumper, ingest a stupid amount of audio content and probably some heavy metals by accident. Apparently I also talk to myself and get paint in my armpit. I know every single human is immensely creative and I just chose developing that part of myself as my priority. I’ve tried lots of alternatives and they have been ultimately useless. This isn’t glorious but I will say, it feels glorious sometimes. It’s not fancy. It is stubborn. And that’s fine with me.
Trying to cool my jets after a day that left me feeling uptight and stuck in a mental fuzz. Some ocd strokes with a tiny watercolor brush were better medicine than I could have hoped. Also making a new kit: reserved for favorites only. It’s love. @holbeinartistmaterials I am going to be buried with #shellpink and #vermillion in my pockets
#morecompany in the studio. #crackin into another 40 x 30 canvas. This goofy style is addictive 👌