Saturday, December 12, 2009
The Painterly Side
“Plank Road” again today, joined here by special guests, “The International Kazoo Jubilee” who also fall-in doing back-up duty. The IKJ is really just Scot and John’s step-son Evan joining in, but hey, talk about a joyful noise. The song is the traditional, “Oh Suzanna”.
Scot was loving this song toward the end of his life. He really came to love to sing the old songs. These were not songs he heard at home growing up. When he found them, he ended up really taking them to heart. He came to not be afraid of the bitter-sweet.
Today’s artwork is a step away from the style and tone of yesterday’s piece, but both highlight a more painterly side to Scot’s artwork. In the last week we have seen his work stretch back to illustrations of midi-plugs to this.
Something about this guy expressed the since of separation that the song was triggering in my senses. He seems most definitely on one side of a fence. The black piece is again India ink. On this piece, nothing was left to dry.
Scot loosely laid out the red and yellow field. While those were still wet, he squirted out the graphic with the India ink. From there he went in and moved the thickest swathes of black with his brush. The little cuts of white sparks and the glow of the red and yellow glazing, both stir up tremendous inner warmth. I especially love the red buttons on the hat! This piece was done in 2004.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: AS REGULAR FOLLOWERS TO THE BLOG KNOW, ENTRIES HAPPEN IN DIFFERENT WAYS. A WHILE AGO, I WAS EXTRA BEHIND AND WROTE SEVEN ENTRIES IN ONE DAY. THE ONE ENTRY I WANT TO MAKE SURE DOESN'T GO MISSED IS THE ENTRY FOR NOVEMEBER 29, 2009 (Sing Me Back Home) WHICH ADDS A DEDICATION TO MY FRIEND CARLYN LINDSEY'S BELOVED MOTHER, LENORE LOGAN LINDSEY. PLEASE CHECK IT OUT.