We had a 4th gathering where we live and it was so much summer fun.
Why does it feel like summer is over as soon as the 4th of July has past
Paint just to paint
Kime Buzzelli is an artist that I had the pleasure of meeting in the early 2000's. Circumstance crossed our paths in the most coincidental of ways. She is a huge inspiration to me. When I first came across her work, it was at a show that she had on Valentines day. Her pieces are so dreamy and from another time. I still have a piece of hers from that show, and many other shows, in my home.
One of the many beautiful things about Kime, is that when we met, she was very generous with her sources of inspiration. She shared creative information in a manner that I hadn't experienced from other artists before. I found that to be so unique and lovely, a true reflection of her art.
In 2012, a group of my artist friends and I traveled LA having shows at the strangest places. It was such an adventure. We essentially said "yes" to anyone who asked us to come and set up our art.
This is me painting in what was called Artists Alley. People came through from all over the world. This painting was bought on the spot while I was still working on it, from a mother and daughter who owned a clothing store back in China. Most of the girls I paint don't have much clothes on. They asked me very politely if I wouldn't mind adding more to cover her up.
This would be a photo I might use as a source of inspiration. Looking at the simplicity of the lines. How little is needed to express the most feelings.