I have gotten mixed reviews for this painting but all in all I like it. A friend of mine did the pose for me so I could model the painting off of her and it really transformed from the photo of her. Something that does not come across in this photo is the silver and the bronze paint. The definitions of the shapes are a bit more stark in person. You get the idea though.
I have such heavy words
Weighing on my head
They lumber around
I feel rather lead-footed
A bit down in the mouth
If only these heavy words had a way of coming out
Some people think me sober
Absorbed in something glum
If only there was something light
That I could ponder on
Maybe some people have effervescent thoughts
But I think for now the word I have is lugubrious
I started this series of a friend training horses maybe a month or two ago. So far I have the location and some of the preparation, the ride, and the clean up. It was fun to follow her around and see her ride at such a high level. The location was beautiful too. One of the perks of Maryland is all the beautiful horse farms.
I followed a friend the other day while she was training a horse. There was a teacher on the ground coaching her on how to do it and at one point he took a ride on the horse himself. Sometimes instructors do that to understand what’s going on better.
My friend Jessica Farley wrote me this poem in response to one of the drawings above. Hope you enjoy.
Lately I’ve been working a lot of Custard for my niece. So I thought I would give it a break by putting up some older work. These pen and inks are from when I was playing with concentrated watercolor. I was using Higgins b/c you can use their eyedroppers to squeeze the paint on the page and then work from there. It gives you a fun uncontrolled factor. The only problem is that they are not really lightfast, or so I’ve been told. Anyway these paintings are really just a chance to let my mind play and be a little different.