Long-ish post… but I hope you don’t mind. I’ve struggled for while now to find a style of drawing/painting that felt like my own. While songwriting and performing will always be my true passion… I REALLY love to draw and paint… and I’ve had an extended stint of trial and error going on over here. It’s gotten a bit obsessive… but it’s a good outlet for me. We “crazy” people need a good outlet ? God knows how many pieces of “art” I’ve thrown in the garbage the last few months… but it’s A LOT. Much like music, I think it’s SUPER important to find your own “voice”. Trying to sound/look/act/draw/paint like someone else, is only gonna take away from the wonderful differences, quirks etc… that make us all unique. So, if you can find a way to represent your true self, in your art/music … you’re already miles ahead of the game. Because you’re doing something no one else can do… you’re being YOU. Anyway… I had a light bulb moment while painting yesterday. I’ve only ever had this happen with music… so it was super cool to get the same rush of excitement/satisfaction while painting. I was experimenting… trying some new things… and it just clicked! I feel like I finally found my “voice” (if you will). While I may not be Rembrandt, Michelangelo, or Warhol. These are mine… and they FEEL like mine. I’m actually a little nervous to share… but I’m feeling happy, and excited over here! … and felt the need to show you guys. Here are a few new paintings.
Bob Dylan. Tom Petty. Paul Stanley. ??
I love art… and the making of it. Feeling excited to make more. If you made it to the end of this post… THANK YOU. Appreciate you taking the time to read this. I hope wherever you are in the world, you’re doing great.