diplomacy of the wild
This is probably too much information, but…I occasionally get bad belly pain from as yet unidentified source. It makes me feel exhausted and uninterested, basically in life, nevermind art. So this day I resorted to pointless scribbling, but at least bright colors. I didn’t mean to go with primaries, but that seems to be one of my default settings if I’m not paying attention.
If there is any meaning in this, it comes purely from subconscious guidance. As far as my conscious mind knew, I was just trying to fill the form of making something that I could post. And then going to take another nap.
I do feel a lot better today, thank you!
red flag weather – pollen in the air
counting sheep dreaming of peaceful sleep
I started another of these ink and gouache paintings. Sometimes I wonder if I should even post them incomplete. But I’m still holding to posting each day what I made, and it’s enough of a picture I suppose, even in the incomplete state.
I just finished reading Jon Krakauer’s “Into Thin Air” about a disastrous Mt. Everest expedition.
Sometimes when I lack inspiration, I leaf through old National Geographics that I keep around for collage material. I found this orangutan to be an arresting presence.
This painting is after a photo by Tim Laman, in a Dec. 2016 article about Orangutans at Risk.
Very tired this evening, so I let a spray bottle and ink do most of the creative work. Acrylic paint to add color and make it pretend to be a picture of something.