I know, it’s not the solstice and I should wait to post this until then. But this is what I worked on this week (in addition to a few other things, but this is done, I think), so it’s this week’s not-so-daily jane. This started out much rougher, sketchier. But then my organizer-brain took over and decided it needed to be tidier. *sigh* I still don’t know when to stop, sometimes. But here it is (for now).
The title of this painting is from one of the hashtags for an arts-based celebration (Minuet MANY Unity Celebration) scheduled for tomorrow in opposition to the Iowa Minutemen (militia) meeting here this weekend. Does the painting have anything to do with it? Not really, but it’s on my mind, so it’s what came to me as I was considering a title. Hoping for the rain to stop so the youth orchestra can play on the capitol grounds! #MinuetsNotMilitias #WaltzesNotWalls
I bought a new hot press watercolor block which is perfect for these colorful scrape paintings. Less is more. This will probably contain a poem at some point. For now, enjoy the colors (which seem a little more saturated in real life) and forms.
I did a little “leftover” scrape of paint on this and embellished with a few markers while listening to “All Things Considered” yesterday. Another mass shooting, another day of ridiculousness in Congress, another death of a musical icon of my earlier life. Falling.