Debated about revising my LAST post, but bump that… art evolves, so why delete the contemplation of done just because you hit it with a couple more pencils?
Another quick cell snap, this time at night in a darker room… I just walked in from a night at Open M, as in Open Mind, Open Mic at the M Gallery in downtown Youngstown, Ohio, and knew at first glance that it needed some Pompeian Red tamped down by Rotviolett Purple and a little Delft Blue.
There is an energy shared by creative expression… artists, musicians, singers, poets, whatever feed off each other without consuming anything… all it does is heighten the vibe, expand the energy to spark more creative expressions. Sure, sometimes you need to isolate from the world to zone into what you are doing, but what good is a painting that is never shown or a poem that is never read?
Thanks for reading.
Here is the previous version (unfinished) in case you wish to compare without scrolling back.
This is the “Tilt” drawing started awhile back… taken to the emotion depths of grief. Faber Castell Polychromos on 140 lb. Canson paper, 9 x 12 inches.
It’s done… maybe… I had to walk away from it before dark pencils blackened the entire sky.
Photo is a quick cell phone snap… if you want to see it in person, odds are that I will take it to the SOAP Gallery’s First Friday Art Walk, 5 to 9 PM on Champion Street in downtown Youngstown on July 1, 2016.
That’s a quick cell phone snap… not the best photo… I was heading out the door to take my art up to the YWCA (show opens next week) and remembered that I was supposed to bring 5×7’s to donate for the silent auction. Like oh… do I have any 5×7’s that have not been already matted for framing? No… but I have larger drawings still waiting to be matted, just pick one and slice it up, eh?
The cool thing about this pair of 5×7 drawings, cut from the same piece, is that it does not matter which one goes on the left… the drawing “flows” from one piece to the next from BOTH sides. Since I did not draw it with the intention of slicing it into smaller drawings, that hit me like wow, totally not planned.
I love artsy surprises.
I titled them “Think” and “Think Again” because they go together and I have been doing a lot of that lately… started the year playing mental ping-pong: yes, no, yes, no, yes, no, no, no… and decided to stop thinking about everything… just roll with what comes.
Now, six months later, what am I doing? Thinking again.