As Monty Python would say…..

Now for something completely different…

I’m getting ready for “Pony Rides for a Purpose”, and so is a friend.  My good friend will be trying out a walk-around puppet stage.  And I give you three guesses as to who painted the scenery for it.    You only needed one?  Wow!

So,  here it is.  The light blue square will be cut out for my friend to see out.  Forgive the crooked picture, but this thing has got to be about six feet by five feet, and is hard to hold up. 

So, if you’re in Connecticut, don’t forget to stop by King’s Bridge Stables, get a portrait, and see my friend’s awesome puppet show!Image

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Time to Crawl Back into the Hole…

Finished.  Well before the deadline.  Now I have some time between this and the canvas for Aidan has a Posse, to do something for myself.  The idea of a singer which appealed to me originally, is not clicking, now.  Kwan Yin?   Maybe…..

Anyway, the finish of “Winged Foal” for Pony Rides for a Purpose.

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Just Another Block in the Wall

My apologies to Pink Flloyd.

Artist block is a real thing that happens every so often.  I’ve been asked before how I get through it.  I’ve shown you a couple of the abstracts  I did to loosen up, and that’s one way I deal with it.

Another is just to draw anything, it doesn’t matter.  Paper bags, coffee cups, salt and pepper shakers.

I used to, as an assignment in an art class, keep a sketch book with me at all times, and in leisure moments, sketch whatever was around in sight.  I ended up with a pictorial diary that brings me back in time, each time I look at it.  I think it brings me back more than a written journal would. 

But back to just drawing.  There are so many odds and ends you can pick up and put together in a still life.  Here’s one I did, and am thinking of redoing more carefully.  It’s a statuette of Kwan Yin, and an amber sphere.

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And here’s another one I did, to break the block in the wall.

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No Time like the Present

I think I’ve accomplished enough on “Winged Foal” to show where it’s going.  I can tell I’m going to have to make the color of the horse a little more intense, as well as blending in the bottom of the background.  So, in all it’s glory (so far), “Winged Foal”

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(Grammar police note: I know I used the wrong “its” for showing possessive.  I’m too lazy to go back and edit.)

I’m  up against a deadline for this drawing, although not all that tight, and it’s my own procrastination that made it a bit of a pressure.  So, I will be working a lot on this…..my beloved will just have to put up with dirty dishes.

Also, this is the date for the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens event.   Hopefully, I’ll hear from them.  I’d love to hear what kind of reaction “Tiger in the Jungle”, got.

Oh, the AGONY…..

“Winged Foal” is coming along agonizingly slow.  It could be because I picked up a heavy, cast iron pan with my right hand alone.  Managed to do something to my wrist and hand.   They’re sort of numb, now, making it hard to grasp a pencil. 

So, enough complaining.

Here’s another abstract from my long lost past.  The idea of this was to base it on a letter-like hieroglyph, something like what Prince used, when he was “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince”.

Here ’tis.

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Less than a success….

I didn’t make much money at the Artisan Market in Soho.  I was kind of stuck downstairs in a corner.  I did get some good exposure, but not enough to justify the expense.  Anyway, back to the street idea.

 

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For those of you who might be interested:

Petition to Revoke Restrictions on Street Artists and Performers in NYC.

Mayor Bloomberg put all kind of restrictions on where artists could legally set up…..and in a way, I understand that.  When you see three vendors in an area selling the same photo of Justin Beiber, that really shouldn’t come under the cover of freedom of speech.  Maybe that’s a necessary evil.   Hopefully, Bill De Blasio will make it easier for real artists.