The building across the way from my *studio, I had used images of it in my last large collage. I knew to Wait for no one to be around as to not have my phone being pointed in that direction misconstrued.
When it is my painting hours I am now sometimes watched by others from their Juliet balconies. At first it was just something for them to do while getting some air, cup or coffee or smoke in hand. After first week of this i know there developed some curiosity about what I was working on.
Now, when I finish a piece I turn it towards the window so that they may from their concrete and steel nests, see it.
I am currently working on a large 22×30 painting. I must go slower as its new paper to me and the weather has been wet. So far I am pleased with the results.
During tough times I think it important anyone capable of creating beauty to do so. Not as a means of distraction but rather a reminder of what we eventually will return to once the crisis is over (beauty/culture). It is the reaffirmation that as long as the night seems, there will eventually be a dawn.
Beauty & culture also serve as a reminder during a crisis of who we are, not merely people trying to survive but a small part of a greater whole.
*I have live/work studio and am not breaking quarantine
This piece is 9×12 Watercolor & Multi Media Paper.
5 thoughts on “M Shelter in Place”
Oh, yes. Well said, during hard times — but might we also say –during any time — please — “it is important for people who can create beauty to do so”. As you say! Yes!
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I appreciate your blog today as a reminder to create beauty. I had stopped painting and had been fixating on …… I won’t say, you can find out easily enough by reading all my blubbering posts.
Thank you for sharing some stages of your painting process. Love to you and take care of yourself ❤️
I have tried in my teenage years painting in watercolors but I stopped. I should try again. I like your simple style.
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Simple? Never wrd came 2 mind w/my collage ,)