We were driving the other day and, of course, I had to take a photo of this. A bunch of balloons were caught in the lights that make a giant Christmas tree on the top of this building. Lines, clustering, layers: all things I like. The balloons look like a diagram from a Microbiology book.

I said I would look for examples of the awesome gray/color relationships I see around Los Angeles, and this unexpected example turned up.

Found Pattern

I know this is slightly gross, but give me some credit. I only photographed it. I didn’t put it in my mouth.

I dredged up a picture of the yellow painting mentioned in the previous post!

Untitled (13 of 25), 2005, Mixed Media on Paper, 8½ x 8½”

It turns out it’s not the same electric yellow at all. So, as far as I can tell, I’ve never worked with that super bright yellow before. In case you forgot what the yellow in question looks like, it looks like this:

Was that the color of Flubber? It’s so acidic. It looks like it would burn your hands. Don’t worry it didn’t burn my hands or anything. It’s only watercolor. I’m just saying, if I were in a Sci-Fi movie with it, I wouldn’t want to touch it, because I would know, it would burn my hands or turn them into lightsabers.

You know, Lily Lightsaberhands could be a great movie–but only if it was done in an Edward Scissorhands meets Cool Hand Luke kind of way. Hum, how would I eat all those hard-boiled eggs if my hands were lightsabers? Pie contest style? Isn’t abstraction fun?

PS I love italics because they’re the best!

Working Hands

It’s nice to be getting in some studio time after being pretty admin heavy for a while there. I was kinda becoming one with my computer. I strive to be only part with my computer.

Getting a little mess going

Here’s what I’m getting into:

Works in progress

Works in progress detail

I’m excited about this electric yellow that just sort of appeared. I don’t know that I’ve ever worked with it before…could that be true? Oh, an old piece is coming to mind. I’ll have to see if I can dredge up a photo and post it. I’m also liking playing around with grays. You see so many awesome grays butting up against surprising colors in LA. I’ll have to make some source photographs/examples.

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

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