Sunday was very much a day of rest, and I woke up Monday morning with a surge of inspiration to produce whatever came to mind, without stopping. The new impressionistic watercolor style I’m developing requires me to be loose, which is very hard at times considering my background in portrait drawings. Below are a few paintings I did while just messing around to loosen up and completely improvise.
I had the black stretched canvases laying around and, as you can tell, was in my blue/orange mood. The strange looking orange object in the second image is actually an origami crane, which I haven’t made in probably 20 years. The design is meant to represent birds perched on the ledge of a window, and the blue squares are the panes of glass. The fourth image is album covers I painted and hung over my 1960’s hi-fi stereo – Ray Charles and Jerry Lee Lewis. Click on each image to enlarge.
In case you were expecting the usual coffee tour review, I decided to skip it this week to spend as much time in my studio as possible. Plus, I’m pretty sure all the places left on my list will offer better experiences during a time other than a weekday morning. For example, I found out John Donut in Soulard opens at 11 pm and closes at noon, therefore the freshest, warmest doughnuts are late at night. I can already guarantee that review will be worth reading!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”
– Joseph Chilton Pearce