Life can be grim; paintings can be happy
Well, things haven gotten any better since my last post: the pandemic is raging more out of control than ever, and the more we learn about the break-in and riot in the US Capitol the worse it looks. To try and cheer myself up, I have been painting “happy” paintings. If life can be grim, paintings can be happy.
I’ve actually made some small improvements to the two paintings I posted on Dec. 16, 2020 and added a new one showing where I’d like to be (rather than in my NYC apartment with a TV set showing all the grim news).
So, the latest happy painting where people don’t get sick and democratically elected Presidents don’t reveal themselves to be autocrats:
And the two earlier paintings with some minor improvements:
All of these paintings are acrylic on raw canvas which allows me to be as misty and atmospheric as I want, without worrying about hard edges (realities) and specific details (often depressing).
In these paintings I am where I want to be: in a warm, colorful, happy place.