I traded a table I built out of vintage beaded board to an Artist who was my neighbor at Blue Genie. His name is Terrell Powell and I just loved his work. (Pictured is '3 Houses') He has a very distinct colorful folk art style and it speaks to me. So I've spent the last few days trying to paint like him, like me. In other words, not copy him but try to do what I do in his style. Color is always a challenge for me. I don't really have any sense of how to put it together. Unfortunately it shows in my lack of fashion sense! It's best if I stick to black and white (in clothing and Art it seems). But I'm going to be bold this coming year and try and break out of that. It's taken me several years to just add one color to my scratchboard drawings. Making a little 4X4 painting with multiple colors? Yikes...look out. The first 3 are a few of what I pushed out of me. They are crude, not really good but it's a start on a different path, and I had a great time painting them.
Happy New Year! I have hope that this year will be a better one for all of us. The bright spot of 2008 was Obama winning the election. The rest was pretty dismal. I am so happy that George Bush will be getting his @ss out of there!