This year we gratefully didn't have that extreme heat, but I was still inside. The last two weeks I could feel myself coming down with something which culminated with me Saturday night at Walmart's Fast Care for a sinus and ear infection. There was one benefit to staying close to home and trying to get some rest--I could take my time playing with my paints.
Here's something I did over a 3-day period. I just left it on my desk, and each day I would add a little something to it after I was done painting on something else. The time it took to add all the little detail with acrylic and India ink was helped by my being hypnotized by Bob Dylan.
Bob. I'll have to write more about him another time. Suffice it to say, I think he's a genius. The words, people. Listen to the words. I've seen him in concert more times than I can count, and it's true that at this point in his career his voice is shredded. However, on his albums, his voice is still able to clearly deliver his message.
Below are three favorites I listened to that kept me in a suspended state of dotting my finger and leftover paint to watercolor paper and drawing very sloooooooowly. At this point, the links are no longer working, but still, it's so worth it if you hunt them out for yourselves. Listen to those repeating melodies meandering slowly behind the story, mandolin and fiddle luring you into mystery worlds.
From "Tempest" "Scarlet Town"
From "Modern Times" "Ain't Talkin'"
From "Time Out of Mind" "Highlands"
Alice in Chains- "Unplugged" from MTV