Here’s how it goes around here. I paint abstract landscapes or girls angelic, occasionally a flower and a couple of days ago, 3 peaches. I have pencil sketches of a nude figure with a slightly askew bun. It’s beautiful, graceful and free, a departure for me.
Me: What does this painting make me you think of?
GT: Uhmmmm….A sky? Water? A woman? Sunflowers?
Me: Did you notice the peaches painting?
GT: Yeah, I saw the big peach, it was big.
Me: No, there are 3.
I suppose it’s a good thing he doesn’t get too much into the sanctuary of my “business” and that whatever I paint, yeah that’s good.
Like the time I spent a week trying to paint the likeness of Jimi Hendrix only to consistently find myself staring at James Brown.
He swore it was Jimi. It for sure wasn’t.
That piece was covered over with freedom and resulted in a woodsy set of illuminated pines.
I love the peaches, the three of them.
“Three Sweet Peaches” is available now. Other art can be purchased at Artisan Market and Decor in Aiken or at the award winning spot with Chef Brandon Velie, Juniper in Ridge Spring, SC. Y’all, you must dine there!