Godfather of Punk, '80's Style
Watercolor and Ink
I was up until 5:30 a.m. last night. I have been so busy lately and have been away from making art for too long. I ended up drawing three pictures yesterday, and this one was in the wee hours of the morning. I was watching Reese Witherspoon in, "WILD" based on Cheryl Strayed's amazing book of the same name. That movie, and Reece's acting in it, are so incredible.
I wanted to savor the silence of the night, after non-stop rushing for two weeks. I want to dive into time, roll around in it's murky silence. I had two dogs on the couch with me, both of my hands slowly petting each as I thought about life. Around 3, I felt compelled to profile another wild human. I love the angles of Iggy's face, just as I love the lines of old people. So many interesting planes and angles and shadows that youthful faces just don't contain. I like the deviation from the norm, the lines of life that make someone interesting within and without, making me want to know their stories. I have one more day to be able to have the heavenly gift of time unfolding without a schedule. I'll have to be back on one soon enough.
P.S. By the way, here's a link to The NY Times' ArtsBeat article on Cheryl Strayed. In it, a critic says her book had a "punk spirit!" O.K., I swear to you, I only saw this right now, the morning after I painted this. She was successful to the nth degree conveying that punk feeling, because after watching it, I was left with that same feeling and let it come through me as a painting of the great Iggy.