Sunday, October 23, 2011
Sex and the Still Life
I am believing that overachieving can be a way of life, and maybe the only way to surviving the onslaught of my mid 50's. At 53 I am returning to writing and painting and athletics all at once, I don't think I will die of a heart attack but I do think that the positive attitude about accomplishment will see me through to a better life. I am midstream in my Short Story Fairy Tale, I have begun to find time to pick up the brush and put down the brush with accomplishment. I use to not want to paint because I didn't have 8 Hours straight to do it. In college I would draw for 8 Hours non stop at a time and enjoy every minute.
This is a large canvas 4 foot wide by 3 foot high, I'm sure by the end I will have learned a great deal in technique. There are mistakes as I have said in tonal balances in which I am aware and will correct..
The light I use is not placed correctly, my first easel has assuredly turned out to be a dud, in which I will give it to my daughter to be used for her High School Projects. I can not afford a better easel yet. I recently bought a Lawn Vacuum at an incredible high price, don't tell my wife. The Vacuum allows me to have more time in the Studio because I finish the yard work in 1/5th the time, what used to take an afternoon and 5 Hours takes barely an hour.
I still want to add more to my overachieving like not only finishing a short Fairy Tale starting two more of which I have the ideas for begin a collaboration of a multicultural Feature script. Of which I have two cultures in Mind.
So in answer to Punk Chopsticks questions why do men still go to Strip Clubs because Sex and eating food can both be Orgasmic. That's Obvious, you can be on a diet and still look at the menu. Salad anyone... or a still life.