Sunday, May 15, 2011
While at my easel today, my girlfriend calls..... to catch me up on all the juicy weekend gossip. While chatting.... she asks me.... " What was that scream?" I laugh and say just a movie I am listening to while painting. She laughs backs and says "Oh no not another one of YOUR movie choices?"
My reply.... "My movie choices (laughing) My movies are not bad?" She inquired "So what block buster is it this time?"
"Black X-mas".... (Giggling)
She replies... " Oh yes, the slash'em up horror movie..... GREAT CHOICE!!!! What another academy award winner!
My response..." Ok so it's not an academy award winner( that is for sure) however it is inspirational!"
"Of course...... I needed to be in a different mindset for painting today.. then the norm."
She replied... " The norm, there is NO norm in your mind. You so need help!" LOL
I have to agree with her on that one there is no norm for me.... but I am an artist! Artists are not "normal" anyway. LOL
I am asked quite often as to what inspires me.... my answer....
Anything really. From my dreams or nightmares, a song or a b rated movie ( ok maybe Black Xmas is more like a d rated movie), a bird to rain gently falling on my rooftop..... the world is my inspiration.
Hope you are all having a great weekend!
Today, I have a new painting to share with you... . Introducing my original acrylic painting titled SIREN SONGS! Measuring 12" x 24", I created this work of art on a 3/4" thick cradled wood panel for the upcoming issue of the Scarlet Literary Magazine. I was thrilled to have been asked to create the cover art... and am super pleased with the end results of my piece.
Normally I am a very vivid and colorful painter but I took a different approach on this serene yet haunting piece.
A beautiful and elegant siren playing her nautilus shelled lyre lures in a ship and passengers from the fog to their death.