For Shari

Art, Encaustic Wax, Inspiration, Painting

I have an accountability partner. Shari Sherman. We’ve been checking in with each other for the last six years. This week I committed to making an encaustic piece a day. Today I worked on a small piece today. I love those lone trees in the middle of a vast field. I call them witness trees. Who knows what they have seen as they’ve grown over the years. Imagine a 200 year old lifespan.

A lone tree guy was here cutting down the rest of the poplar leftover from the crew. This guy cut down this giant tree by himself. A matter of physics, spatial relations and just plain genius. Lots of chain sawing.

I have a plan for this witness tree piece. More to come…

Inktober 2018 – Day 17

Art, Illustration, Ink, Markers

Swollen is the word today.

Makes me think of feet. It’s important to me to use my own photos because of copyright. I can’t believe how many pictures of feet I have. With shoes and without.

I swelled these up a bit and boo boo’d the veins and the nails are a bit long. Just saying.

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31 Paintings in 31 Days – Day 16

Art, Painting, Pastel

When I thought of the word angular, I thought of Superman’s jaw. Ha! This is a practice in perspective and a busy traffic scene. So much going on in the picture I took. I don’t like the paper I used for this scene. I’ll try other kinds. Goodnight.

Strathmore 400 series. White. #HTP31in31 #habit #discipline #deadlines #dothework

31 Paintings in 31 Days – Day 15

Art, Painting, Pastel

Today the prompt is weak.

I don’t know why I think of this picture I took of all these chairs when I think of weak. In Steubenville, Ohio there was a charitable resale shop and everyday the gentlemen employed would put out these chairs for resale. Every night they put everything away.

I love patterns in nature, in things, fruits, vegetables. It’s those orderly things Virgos relate to. Or just me.

All these lounge chairs, personal sitting spaces that gathered together outdoors in the sun.

What memories did they hold? What did the people think when they sat there? What energies linger?

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