I love the idea of this little yellow guitar, I didn't want to have too many canvases with the small red airplane, I think it would diminish it's power, I've been wanting to pick up a ukelele or guitlele since about January so I thought I'd try it in one of the pieces, and it works so well. I have a great love of music, live music especially, some of my favourite moments are when I discover a band when I'm off somewhere sketching.
I also love the guitar but my hands are too small to really get a good bar chord and my carpal tunnel or whatever it is that makes my hands cramp up makes practising a proper guitar at length almost impossible. So instead I paint alot of people playing instruments, it's strange the way I hold a brush has no painful after effects but if I write with a pen for too long my hands really cramp up.
Right now I am working on two commissions, a really lovely "Lady of the Flowers" (see labels) that is coming along nicely and three kids letters, I'm also trying to do one 6 x6 inch piece a day and also work on these new pieces, while building all kinds of crazy popsicle stick buildings/cars etc. for Any How Town (see links), so things are pretty chaotic in the studio, there are frames and half finished paintings everywhere. Hopefully some more work will sell at the Wilson 96 by the end of October because I really have no idea where I'm going to put all of this work for a month before I move everything to the Press Club in December.
Yes, there is alot going on.