Taking inspiration from spent gases
Post #1420 • November 19, 2009, 1:14 PM • 14 Comments
(Cross-posted at David Thompson's blog at the link.)
Down at the studio I'm working on an oil painting of a nude drinking a cup of tea and a cat sitting at her knee. (Sorry for the rhyme, but that's the simplest way to describe it.) I finally got it to the point that the face doesn't make me hate life, and today I'm going to try to work out her right hand, which still does, and do something about the background, which needs a massive revision. I am not a talented man compared to the greats of figurative painting. I am hoping to make a fine thing anyway, despite my limitations, of which I am painfully aware.
Nevertheless I take some encouragement from the knowledge that my abilities at their very nadir, exercised on my lousiest days as an artist, prior to my blessed morning caffeine intake, tower over those of someone who releases spent gases simultaneously from a steel canister and her flapping pie hole and calls it art of any sort.
Thank you for listening.