30"H by 48"W, on canvas.(click for enlargement)
This is a pile of shoes with a couple of electrical cables piled on top of a mattress. I had a really good groove going with this by the time I was done today. So good, actually, that I didn't really notice that I was clenching my jaw and leaning heavily to the left. Forgetting to move and above all, relax, is a sign of a good painting, or at least it means that I'm passionate about it. It also means that I might be found laying on the floor tomorrow, trying to get my back to go back to where it should be.
Here is a reference collage I've made of the same subject:
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Just drawing these absurd little graceful objects brings me more joy than wearing them possibly could. Another series of paintings? Well, yes. I've got nothing but time until I start making a realistic income with my painting, so I may as well put my eggs in a lot of baskets.