Friday, May 27, 2011

five painters walk into a bar..

Some paintings I've done recently; there are more of course, but they didn't photograph well (such as one from White Sands). As before, I can't rotate the prickly pear painting (12"x16", acrylic). I've tried everything I can think of. Eventually someone will help me out. Please tilt head accordingly to view. The lizard & license plate (from, obviously, the photo I posted last week) are among a group of 2"x3" watercolors. The other painting (16"x20" acrylic) is called "The Necessary Burden of Starlight", a concept I liked and appropriated from Dyer's The Ongoing Moment, the phrase itself a reference, but can be informally known as Starry Sky.
The title of this post comes from a dream I had last night (yawn) in which I was hanging out with 2 women, also painters, and we ran into, specifically, Robert Rauschenberg & Jasper Johns. Apparently we all went out drinking. Then I dreamed I came home and blogged about it, and that was the title, which my dream-self clearly modeled after the classic "___ walks into a bar.." setup (a piece of string, a rabbi, etc). Now, while I've been thinking about plenty of artists lately, none of them were these two. I'm wondering why they popped up instead of, say, O' Keeffe or Hopper or someone. I actually have a theory but, since I'm new to the blogging, I hesitate to delve too deeply into my creative subconscious in such a platform. Then again, I can't always be on the top of a mountain somewhere.

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