I posted this painting last year here on my blog and I also posted it to my facebook page yesterday. It brought several comments on facebook, which I am glad about, so I felt like posting it again. The picture was a high water mark for me several years ago when I use to paint in my office at work during my lunch hour. It was just about the last picture I did this way due to our moving from a terrific office space, conducive to these sorts of things to a dingy, dreary space we work in now. I quite frankly lost my desire to paint there. That's unfortunate for me, because I produced many, many paintings over several years in that old office. I guess my job is not about me being happy with a space for art, that is for sure. Until I retire, which is also becoming a doubtful possibility these days, I don't see myself every retaining this spark I once had. Everything I make now feels to require completion in one sitting or I don't want to be involved with it. I'm just too tired nowadays and can't find the time. Perhaps that forlorn hermit in the painting realizes the sun is going down.
What else is there to do on a snow blizzard day then to stay inside and draw all day. I made this caricaturish self portrait after finishing the landscape sketch so I decided to revise this post and add this drawing. Yes...for those who knew my pictures before, I am this thin now. I run a mile a day and lift weights....it keeps me at about 193 lbs. So I intend to play softball this spring in an over 60 year old league.
In reference to the second drawing, this is a little different then the last few posts but I still feel the theme is related. Perhaps in this one I've executed more in a German Expressionist style with an agitated surface and high color saturation. The title suggests the mood: Stream of Regret. The medium is the same as the other posts, felt tip pens on paper.