“Beauty and the Beast” apx 22″ x 20″ Graphite
In these trying times of economic woes, when hearts are a flutter with trepidation across the country, may we land with our lovely wings intact upon the knarly pumpkin of life. Now THAT is profound don’t you think? Do you like how I pimped my drawing to a current of news? Rest assured, that is not why I drew it, but we have to name these posts something, and I might as well try to attract readers of the Huffington Post blog while I’m at it to jack up our numbers. I’m such a tramp.
Well I decided to post this drawing rather than the landscape I tried to paint in 30 mile an hour Santa Ana winds the other day. I decided to use a small canvas so I could finish quickly. It was 4×6. (You will notice that I am using past tense verbs here). Do you know what it’s like to paint a branch on a tree in the distance on a 4×6 inch canvas while the wind is blowing so hard that your easel is rattling like the snakes all around you? I don’t know why I keep trying this business of going outside to paint. The gods are simply not on my side. They see me coming, and the knee slapping commences. “Here she comes!!!! Should we try a storm of locusts today? She just LOVES bugs. HAAAAAA…!!!!!!!!!
So I went back to my quiet, safe, bugfree little studio, with the thermostat, and finished my butterfly drawing. The drawing of such powerful political symbolism.
I feel so cheap.