Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The death of Elizabeth Taylor brings about the end of an era of true Hollywood icons.
National Velvet is, and always will be one of my most favorite movies. Just a girl when it was filmed, before she became a motion picture siren, when Hollywood had true glamor and mystique. All of those things are gone and now, and she is too...but she will never be forgotten.
I'd sooner have that horse happy than go to heaven." -- Velvet Brown in NATIONAL VELVET.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I'm working on some sketches as of late because I am finding it is where I find the most comfort in my work. What little painting I'm doing is becoming more impressionistic and looser, which actually makes me more pleased with them. It is so calming to be at peace with my work, instead of at war with it. Graphite works are where I started and it seems its where I belong. If I had just stayed with them instead of thinking I could paint, I would have saved myself a lot of misery. Its what we do in life sometimes, stray from who we really are, thinking that being someone we are not is better. Only to find ourselves much happier when we come back to who we really are.