|Pot 'O Barrels|
9 x 12 Black Canson Paper
|Skull and Blue Door|
12 x 9 Black Canson Paper
|Pink Wall Green Tree|
20 x 16 Canson Paper on Board
Ha! Gotcha with the Pot and bright colors reference huh? I've not moved to Colorado, but rather, I'm taking inspiration from Scottsdale and heads over doors. I have waited so long to paint and it's finally here! The Cure's song comes to my mind ....
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The Head on the Door was a dream.....In my case it was a skull - goat of some sort I think. So yeah, I finally got to paint today, and boy was I feisty and it truly was my "CURE" for what ails me! Today I focused on just painting without much thought and total freedom. Shapes and colors galore. I felt since it's been so long since I painted, I had to just "warm up" and "practice" - hence the canson paper vs sanded paper. I've been spending a lot of time in Scottsdale, AZ and I stay at a hotel in Old Town when I'm there. It's so inspiring not only because I love the cacti, but because everything in Phoenix and Scottsdale is done with an aesthetic eye. Not to mention that I'm only a few blocks away from Main Street and "Gallery Row". Here are the source photos I took that inspired the paintings. I think they may take away my artistic license for driving WAY outside the lines today.
The Pot of Barrel cactus reminded me of "Barrel of Monkeys" we used to play with as kids. The Skull and door - well, the door just screamed to be turquoise blue - so it is in my world. And last, the pink wall - well - it really was that intense pink.
|Barrel Cactus in Pots by Fountain at my Hotel|
|Pink Wall at Distrito|