Dead Fly #9
pastel on paper 8"x 10"
Okay, this one will go on the Wall of Failures when I have my big show. It didn't work out but I didn't destroy it. At one time in my life I was quite the pastel artist. Sold some for big bucks and won some awards at local art shows. I have a beautiful set of pastels that was gifted me years ago when I worked as a temp in Cambridge, MA. My job was to match up about a thousand* keys to locks in the building. It was a graphic art company that had moved its location. All the employees were told to just dump their keys in a box when they left. Doors, drawers, cabinets - you name it. One of the perks was that I could take anything they left behind by way of art products as long as I cleared it with them first. I found the Grumbacher 256 studio assortment of pastels. They GAVE it to me! It took me about twenty years to learn how to use them.
I hadn't done a pastel painting in many years and wondered if I still could, so I used Dead Fly as the subject. It's not great. Once again, I don't like the paper and think I worked too small. Oh, well. Still have a bunch of Dead Fly paintings to go so the pastel paintings may get better after a while.
*I was able to match up all but about fifty keys and had a callous on my right index finger from trying them in the locks day after day, key after key.
Not sure why this is on the”wall of failure.” To my untrained eye,it’s unique. As regards the blog, I find myself visiting the site when news and world events get me depressed. There’s a thought. Dead flies cheer me up.ReplyDelete