I realize there are several paintings I didn't post when I wasn't posting.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
I kind of wish it were a valentine. Maybe inside the house on the first floor, there's a sturdy kitchen table. On the table is a half-made valentine, lettered and painted, with scraps of ribbon and lace, and that super-fine sparkly glitter. Some of the glitter will stick to the tabletop for all time and defy every effort to scrub it off. Kind of like love itself, and what it leaves on your heart.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
I painted at Heritage Square last Saturday. I usually don't take the painters to places that cost money, but I'm kind of a fan and supporter of Heritage Square. I also think on a typical Saturday HS has a really great ambiance; like you've gone back in time 150 years, and there aren't any cars or leaf blowers or plastic bags. It's quiet and lazy. They have recently installed a reproduction of an old timey pharmacy, filled with a huge collection of antique pharmaceuticals, beauty supplies, prophylactic devices, liver pills and snake oils that were amassed over the years by a family of pharmacists. I looked for, but could not find, Colonel Green's elixirs. But I could have missed it.
There's something a little strange about this painting, and I can't quite figure out what. Someone suggested the shadows were a little ominous. There's a kind of pointed absence of people in broad daylight. Suggesting that a shoot out could be imminent. You wouldn't know it if I didn't tell you, but that's my red car just beyond the gates.