Monday, June 25, 2012
New Moon - Walking Rain
When I was in the library recently, I found a big fat book on Romare Bearden. He was an exemplary artist and human being, his work is deeply intelligent, inventive and compassionate.
So, I decided to break from painting and do some collage, see if I learned anything from the master. New Moon is the first, simple effort. It's become much crazier, I`ll post some soon.
My friend, the poet Maureen Doallas, asked me if I`d submit a painting and a poem of my choosing for a feature in the online poetry magazine Tweetspeak. For some reason I chose this watercolor from 30 years ago. In New Mexico you can see storms far in the distance, there's nothing in the way. The Native Americans called this 'walking rain'. I couldn`t come up with a poem, so she wrote one in response to the painting. And invited others to do the same. Some did. It was a very cool experience.
watermedia collage on Yupo 6"x6"
watercolor on paper 14"x11"