"These are the Breaks" - acrylic on wood panel, 28 x 24. Available here and at Artfinder.
Breaks on a stage, breaks on a screen Breaks to make your wallet lean Breaks run cold and breaks run hot Some folks got 'em and some have not But these are the breaks Break it up, break it up, break it up! Break down! Kurtis Blow - The Breaks
Was Kurtis Blow a pandemic visionary?
There is something surreal about dancing to The Breaks with the windows open on a sunny Sunday morning when there is chaos in the world.
Yet, once you've done all you can do, and what you should do now is stay home, well, these are the breaks! And so, here at malarkey central, we're doing all we can to enjoy them. Which does include painting, dancing and cabinet making (thank you, Brian, for allowing me to whimsicalize your wood shop) along with some (very unsuccessful) experimentation with pantry goods we found at an asian market. Eeeeeuuuuuuu. We may need a restocking of our pantry shelves. :)
In today's painting (a big girl who looks amazing in the studio), I continue to channel Brian Rutenberg by incorporating our take on his fundamentals (Triangle (or vee), Border Snake, Saddle and Rug) into a figurative piece. And also not shying away from bold colors.
Beginning with a heavily gesso'd wood panel, then layering acrylic and acrylic/gesso mixes, using spray bottle, rubber wedge, paper towels, a small brush (for details) and a dry brush to soften some edges.
Now, let's start your week with a bit of dancing...