I had a lunch with two friends today (it's Friday the thirteenth)...and I broke no mirrors and no black cats crossed my path. Whew! When I got home I couldn't for the life of me decide what to paint. I just could not come up with anything. Well, I came across this painting that I did in one of my previous life painting sessions and decided to put it up for today's post. I recall that I painted it super fast, probably in less than three minutes. Sometimes painting fast pays off, as this has some positive qualities. Remember, this is just an exercise in observation, not something that I thought I'd submit to MOMA or anything (yes, critical Greek guy whom I used to date in the 70's, this is directed at you..you can forgo sending me an email telling me what you don't like about this..I do not care!) For those of you who don't blog, consider yourself lucky, you never have to deal with the slings and arrows from people who insist on giving you unsolicited "reviews". Ok, moving on, here is a potpourri of some recent photos that I thought I'd share.
This is a batch of glass bottles stuck in a hay bale wall at the People's Food Co-op. The bottle bottoms "light up" when the sun shines through them...it looks amazing!
At the same People's Market I bought Carrie a Coconut water drink. She took one sip and her face went all "I just drank poison"-like. I thought she might be exaggerating, so I tasted it myself. OMG! It was truly the worst drink I've ever tasted ever. Deceptively innocent can.
They were making a movie right down the street from my house this week. The movie's working title is "GONE". The movie people commandeered several streets for days...and now they are actually...."gone".
This is a mural that I pass on my way to Tuesday art meetings. Portland is the "Rose City" and that rose in the center has 3 people depicted as "petals". One is clearly Martin Luther King, but I always wonder who the other petals are supposed to be.
I'll always remember the great advice I got from the phenomenal artist Crawfurd Adamson...he said "draw and paint hands and feet all the time..everyone avoids it...... Don't".
So..... now what about YOU....how was your week ....?
(Top Photo): Oil sketch: Celeste Bergin, Profile, oil on 12x18 canvas panel
(Bottom Photo): drawing: Celeste Bergin, Feet studies, pencil on 6 x 9 paper