Monday, February 8, 2010
We received more rain over the weekend, and little bits of green are beginning to pop up all over the place. There is quite a lot of mud, which Pono is irresistibly drawn to. I suppose if I were a dog, I would want to walk through soft, squishy mud, too. If I were a dog, I wouldn't have to mop the floor, after the adventure in mud. The drawback I can see to being a dog is having to eat kibble every day. So, I guess I will stay human.
I know it is probably surprising to some of you that an artist who is so infatuated with abstraction also enjoys painting more realistic and clearly representational art. They may seem like two completely different things. And yet, for me, I cannot seems to have one without the other. When I am not drawing from life, my abstract work suffers, and vice versa. The freedom of abstraction also helps me when I work realistically. I will write more on this later. Happy Monday, my dear blog readers!