New Year’s Eve was a disaster. After work, at about 7:30, I went to pick up the food that Joy ordered at 3:00. In the standing-room-only area around the take out area, I waited for my name to be called, and waited. At 8:30, I asked to speak to the manager who said our order was almost ready. To make a long story short, I finally got the food at 10:00, fully 7 hours after the order was put in!! The manager was ‘terribly sorry’. At home, the food was ice cold. My sister-in-law woke up at 4:00AM, sick as a dog.
Welcome to 2017.
I experimented with two types of blues, the greenish Prussian blue and cobalt blue, a reddish blue. I merged the Prussian blue with a some of a yellow pigment field, on the left side of the composition. Adjacent to the yellow, I painted a red figure. At first, it reminded me of a bottle or other vessel. To the right of the figure, I painted in the cobalt blue.
An errant drip of clear water in the center of the paper created a ‘hole’ in my red bottle.
In the context of the inauspicious beginning of the new year, I now see my ‘bottle’ as a wrecking ball. I hope this is not a predictor of the tenor of the coming year.