Well it's Saturday, and yes, I am busily at work.
Before you feel too bad for me, know that I am a workaholic.
Besides (insert condescending tone here) when you love what you do, it really isn't work.
OK. Now that we have all that covered, I wanna show you my latest painting.
I am getting work ready for The Artist Project:
I have already shared a bunch of the new work....but that is sooo last year!
Here is my latest....I did a couple of progress shots:
|It started like the others. With a back ground of 'tiles' like Osgoode Subway Station|
my reference is below:
|I then started work on the 'poster' part of my composition.|
This is it before I age it.
|Here it is almost done. But I felt it needed something........|
"When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other"
I LOVE the quote.
As you might have gotten......I am sorta aiming it at the 'hipster' crowd a bit....
I WILL NOT go on a rant about the 'ironic' big glasses and such.....
I WILL NOT DO IT!!! ;-)
Anyways, I felt the painting was still missing something........so I called a friend.
This is the transcript of that conversation:
ROB: Hey, Lady, I am trying to finish a painting that is kinda making fun of hipsters. But I need to paint a an object on the bottom to finish it off and drive the point home. I was thinking of a coaster with a Hipster bar name on it. Is "The Horseshoe Tavern", "The Rivoli" or "The Cameron House" a hipster hangout?
LADY S: How about "The Drake"?
ROB:Ya.... I already have them represented.
LADY S: I think it is the perfect place
(((insert extended conversation - listing EVERY bar in the city and it's level on the hipst-o-meter scale)))))
ROB: (after a long pause) OH!!!! I GOT IT!!!! Cookie Cutters!
LADY S: I've never heard of "Cookie Cutters" is it new?
ROB: (confounded) Whaaaa? NO. Cookie cutters is NOT a bar. I am gonna paint a pair of cookie cutters on the painting....you get it. right???
LADY S: So there is no "Cookie Cutters"? I was thinking I would like to check that bar out.
ROB: (hangs up phone)
LADY S: Hello??
So, here it is, The final painting - I am pretty happy with it!!!
|"The in Crowd", 36" x 24", Acrylic on Panel.|