Finally - a night of painting last night.
a few blotches of color...
(purple, blue, beige)
spreading the color and adding a bit of texture
in white and black...
I use anything at hand... in this case,
an old credit card (for the lines)
bubble wrap for the black circles,
and a sponge for the white texture.
Some added red and detail,
like dots, of course!
Then just for the fun of it,
i flipped the book upside down,
and saw something totally different.
Do you do this sometimes?
It only works with semi abstract paintings, of course
but it's fun to be surprised
by what we find when we look at it
from another angle.
In this case, i saw a giant yellow head
eating a purple germ.
I'm sure a shrink would have a far better description
of what this actually represents, but for now,
let's go with the giant head and purple germ,
So after this fun, colorful little abstract piece,
i still felt like painting, but this time,
something more quiet.
I bought this book
at a second hand book store
a few weeks ago (for $3)
filled with wonderful black and white photographs
and beautiful stories.
a great title, i thought...
And so i chose this photograph,
taken in India.
Something very spiritual about this.
When i looked at this photo initially,
my first thought was:
I wish i was this spiritual.
There's a big difference
between being spiritual and being religious.
i am not religious.
I had a little piece of left over watercolor paper.
A few lines with Micron pens...
added watercolor, and then (brace yourselves...)
without even thinking about it
i was inspired to add these words -
misspelling and all.
Don't ask me why.
Other than the fact that
I was listening to music at the time (Pink Floyd)
and these are some of the lyrics
in the song "Wish you were here".
I love the lyrics of that song,
i'm just not sure they belong here.
But thanks to Photoshop,
I'll have them removed by the end of the day.
Wishing you all a great day
in your little corner of the world.
Make time for the things
and the people