explored the possibilities . . . art, life, love . . . in three words
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
. . . did other things
besides art. . . can you imagine? There are actually other things to do? I didn't completely avoid the studio and finished straightening it up, cleaned some brushes and tools, rearranged and puttered. Flicked some paint here and there, added some color, and just generally fretted and fussed until my brother and sister-in-law showed up. Vickie brought me a big bowl of chicken and dumplings. . . exceptionally good. I wish my brother Steve lived next door. . . he kept finding little things to do around the house, like reconnecting a gutter downspout, taking down a Christmas wreath (I know, I know, it's a bit late, but it was way up high and I kept forgetting about it); he would be handy to have around, plus he's amusing. . . just big funny 55-year-old kid.
So instead of art on canvas or paper, I'm showing you a digital collage I created, with Picasa, a long time ago. I can't even remember where I got the cell-like image, but the background is from a photograph I took. After reading on various website about the American Watercolor Society's controversy over the use of stock photographs as the basis for paintings, I'm a bit wigged out. . . but I don't use stock photos for anything that I would attempt to sell, and I don't enter art contests, so I think I'm pretty much in the clear.