You are going to have to forgive me for rushing through my post part for today.
I am attempting to do two things at once.
This morning I took a 2 hour drive to get to a fabric store to purchase fabric for some art I am framing. I will frame it tomorrow and photograph it, so you can see what I am talking about. The second thing I did today was begin an 18″x24″ painting of a windowsill in the composer John Cage and choreographer Merce Cunningham’s West 18th street apartment.
Really, the painting has nothing to do with those artists. It just so happens, I was reading the book “Artists at Work –Inside the Studios of Today’s Most Celebrated Artists by David Seidner.
When I got to page 45 I saw this picture:
Something about these plants really appealed to me. Throughout the week, I kept coming back to this page.
I thought, what the heck, why not try to create an abstract painting from it?
This was my first layer of paint. It loosely reflects the view outside the NYC apartment.
next I added the wild stems, pots and leaves.
It looks a little off now, but I plan on adding lots of different colors and textures to the stems and leaves.
It’s going to be a color study of reds and greens. One of my favorite color combinations.
So check in tomorrow. I should have some art pieces framed and hopefully finish off this painting.
Ciao for Now!