Thursday, January 17, 2013
Posted by Aubrey Levinthal
Here is a new painting of mine. It looks somewhat serene in the end but I can tell you painting this one was anything but that. There are at least 4 other paintings underneath -- but sometimes that is how I make my best work. I completely abandon any sentimentality I have for the piece and weird things end up happening that I think are clever -- like the laptop becoming an arm of the chair.
It also ended up being interesting in that it is a semi self portrait with my backyard out the window, but with all these household objects I don't own -- just wish I did. It was freeing -- I abandoned painting my things, and just went with any things the painting needed( and things I'd need if I had gobs of money.)
I threw in a West Elm lamp, Anthropologie pillow, Etsy bookends, a glass table and other one of a kind items. This could be a new budget friendly shopping option for me :) But seriously, I think it is much better than some of my works which adhere more to my reality -- painted with more instinct and less rules. I'll see if it keeps up -- somehow I blame and thank Pinterest for this.