It was a very wintry night as I headed out last night…but, made it safely and in plenty of time, so I walked over to the local A&W and picked myself up a Teenburger and small fries. I didn’t expect a big crowd due to the road conditions, but I like the idea of committing this time each week to paint and explore my potential in bizarre and unexpected ways.
Tonight’s concepts were, from a novel (didn’t note the title, so I will post this next week) 1. “The waitress must think you’re Dorothy Parker’s grand daughter.”
2. From Tarot Cards, The Four of Cups.
3. (source to be posted next week) Read My Apoc lips, George W Bush Jr.
I focused on the second inspiration…with a focus on complacency/pondering/resting back. My panel was harvested from the Women in Need store and contained, already, a 1988 Winter Olympics calendar featuring a female skater, likely Elizabeth Manley. The intention was to transform the lit up face of the skater into the light of the moon, giving the piece a surreal sensibility. This light permeated a many-layered and converging winter landscape. I liked the piece, but altered the image for the gentleman who won this piece at auction, depicting a more literal interpretation of the moon, but steering away from my interpretation of the concept. In the lower corner, can be found the words from Isaiah 55:12.
“You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.”
Thanks to Doug who purchased this piece at auction.
I’m featuring here, a piece by Brendan. This piece gave me chills; it was so powerful. I think the expressions that come out of a two hour art battle are astounding! Here’s one example. Congratulations, Brendan.