IRIS, PAINT BOX, VARNISH, PAINT TUBES AND BRUSHES
New painting, Oil on Canvas. 14 x 11 inches
I can’t help it, I get a lot of pleasure painting the every day view of my environs. And the tools of my trade, the artifacts. I’ve got enough ego to suppose it is of some historical value to see the stuff (and sometimes nonsense) of the lusty endeavors of a lifetime of such pursuits. Here it is at its core: Aroma. Color. Texture. I cannot imagine a life not including the earthy pungent smell Damar varnish or stand oil, of halucination-worthy pigments.
No it’s not a yacht parked in the Mediterranian aglow with chunky bottomed oiled up overpaid celebrities, manicured lives and awash in Veuve Clicquot..
More a life where the dreadful spectre of eating pigment, wearing canvas, and drinking smelly flower water lurks ever.
But a good life, nonetheless.
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