Tuesday, August 13, 2019
The art of Kmart
I did another Buzz column -- yikes, what is this, week five?
I cannot believe I can be this consistent! Of course miracles happen when someone is holding you to a deadline and Howard is. I am like a trained horse. I need deadlines.
One thing I loved about this week's column is I got to work in my sketch of Kmart, up above, which I am crazy about. Urban sketching at its finest!
Kmarts are falling right and left but ours here in North Buffalo has been dodging the bullets rather well. I did the above picture from my car on a cold day last winter.
Kmart is not Monet's pond of water lilies but it is something. I loved drawing the carts. I always love the details.
I did the Kmart sketch for my friend Ryan who loves Kmart but I would have drawn it in any case and Ryan knows that.
One day I will paint Kmart in the style of Monet, Van Gogh, and John Singer Sargent.
That reminds me.. I may have mentioned, I have that kind of New Age-y habit of writing my goals, every morning. You write things in the present tense, as if they have already happened. And lo, it comes to pass! At least that is the idea.
Every day I write: "I draw and paint like John Singer Sargent. I play the piano like Leonard Pennario."
Now we shall wait and see!