Here’s a thing about me. I’m really good at Pictionary. You might think that because I’m an artist I draw beautifully detailed Pictionary sketches. But that is far from the truth. My drawings are ugly stick-figures and rudimentary scribbles. My true strength lies in my ability to discern the essential idea of a word and draw that first. That is it. That is a true skill both in the game and in life... knowing what is essential to convey a thought, a feeling, a picture. This painting reminds me of some of the marks and gestures I would use to describe movement, action, then stillness. And of a story infamous in our family about the time the word was “Polar Bear.” Ask me about it if we ever meet in person.
Details: This is an acrylic mixed media painting on a 1.5" gallery-wrapped canvas, framed in a simple pine strip frame.