Had a great evening of drawing last night,
and even watched a movie.
This is micron pen and watercolor on paper...
she is not impressed...
and he's just a little horned up... ;-)
(i love the quote.)
After a few little drawings, i decided to paint.
I have a soft spot in my heart for Syd Barrett
the founding member of the band, Pink Floyd.
It was 40 years ago this week
that they recorded "Dark Side of the Moon",
one of the best selling albums of all time.
I posted about Syd here
if you want to know a bit more about him.
I purposely used sick looking colors for his face.
After i added this green background,
it just didn't feel done.
It didn't feel right to me.
It all looked too perfect.
Too unlike Syd.
So i added these pink paint drippings
and i liked it much more.
(i was gonna add purple and then remembered PINK FLOYD)... :-)
Sometimes, we get to a certain place with our art,
and we don't always dare to do certain things.
We should dare more.
What's the worst that can happen?
In the end,
it's not about whether someone else likes it or not.
It's about how you feel about that person,
It's about your own perception.
Picasso used to say that he didn't paint the tree itself,
but rather, he painted how he saw the tree.
This is how I see Syd Barrett.
I love this portrait now
because I feel it is more representative of him.
And who knows? Maybe Syd would love it too.
(a video of the song that Pink Floyd wrote for Syd Barrett)...