Sunday, December 4, 2016

Birth Denouncement

Turns out Gary Gilmore has the same birthday as me. I'm going to try hard to convince myself that being born on the same say as a convicted murderer who demanded his own execution holds no significance. Anyway, I can still claim the same birthday as Wassily Kandinsky, who, to the best of my knowledge, never killed any gas station attendants. 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Coats, Soothes, Relieves

More treasure from the vault. I pitched this as an Art-o-Mat project years ago: a series of portraits referenced from an old University of South Carolina college yearbook. Since the folks in this 1950s university setting were all of a certain ethnic distinction (or lack thereof), I decided to paint them all with the identical shade of pink. The Pepto Bismol I keep handy for my anxious stomach was within reach at the time, so I used that instead of watercolor, which would have required getting off the floor. (In keeping with toddler-age traditions, I paint while sitting on the floor.)

Can't say I recommend Pepto as a valid medium, but I'll get back to you when I've finished my studies in Colgate and Cool Mint Listerine.