As an Artist it is always a challenge to get inspiration. I am now working on this piece. I saw some interesting graffiti (?) On the side walk and took a picture of it. Then I took a 24” by 18” piece of green paper and used charcoal and conte crayon to produce this piece. I wanted to give it the Oriental feeling of the writing. It is so successful I am going to make a piece using this drawing on either canvas or board. As an Artist I often try to turn the mundane into a thing of beauty. Oriental paintings are known for using simple techniques and elements to produce beautiful art. Sometimes less is more. Am thinking about sharing the progress of this piece in some way.
Well I have been in self isolation for months now. However it has not been necessarily bad. I have more time to just create work. I have also been in more shows online then I have ever had in brick and mortar galleries in the same time frame. I have even done my first Zoom Artist Talk for UC Riverside San Diego. Many of my works are now dealing with COVID but I have a whole new series that just involves beautiful paintings. These new paintings involve the harmony of images and colors. I think COVID has made me want to just produce art that will make people feel good upon seeing it, and other times I want to document what is happening by using bicycle signage and portraits of people and their masks.