Living, painting and drawing daily From the Edge of Normaltown
From the Edge of Normaltown 070712
It is an outrageously hot day again.
Stuck in the groove as it t’were; kind of lost in the shuffle this one was actually the first I did and abandoned left all alone to fade into a sort of oblivion…well, I’ve indulged my need for hyperbole and the trite. As John Lee Hooker says “It’s in ‘em and it’s got to come out.”
What do I really want to say about this small painting except it opened a new direction for me and showed me where I might be able to go.
There is the fact I like plants and perhaps the native plants of the Southeastern United States most of all.
At one point I had plans of becoming an Organic farmer but that didn’t work out and I miss the horses (Shakar, Bullet and Miss Melody, the Missouri Foxtrotter), most of all.
Botanical art has always fascinated me and seemed beyond my grasp…something tied up in stifling detail and exactitude admirable and unachievable.
I’m not a Botanist but I am an autodidact so this could be fun…What’s important is what you learn after you think you know everything.