Small French Press with Bottles

20"x16" oil on canvas There are just too many possibilities for paintings. I have tried to sit down and write a list of possible paintings and let me tell you, the list is %$#@&# endless. (Please excuse my swearing in frustration.) Just the things that occur to you in the shower—the ideas you can't write down because, well... your in the shower—would fill a tome the length of an encyclopedia. Nobody said it better than Harvey Korman's character Hedley Lamarr in that classic Blazing Saddles, “My mind is aglow with whirling transient nodes of thought, careening through a cosmic vapor of invention.” or “My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.” The painting above is an example of an endless series of paintings I dreamed up. Using bottles as a backdrop or, as I like to put it, wallpaper seemed like a challenging prospect. I have done a few, but it is an endless stream of possibility and there are so many other people, places, and things to waste paint on. I will probably do more bottles-as-wallpaper pieces, right after I figure out a way to take notes in the shower.
Posted August 31, 2016

sold • private collection los angeles, ca


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