For Hannah – Gravelly Beach #18
acrylic on stretched canvas
“Postcards from Gravelly Beach” series is underway in my #ArtEveryDay series.
Lived in a trailer we rented from Bernice on Gravelly Beach Rd.
Some crazy shit went down with the house I owned in town which required a ton of energy and stress.
When returned home, i’d rush out to the backyard before the end of the sun with a basic oil painting set and an easel.
i painted the view in 20 or so ways, in half a dozen mediums, various sizes, styles and techniques – all of which you’ll see you’series, ll see during the next fortnight.
The freedom of painting re-sparked my poetic exploits as I started a spoken word literature podcast called Postcards from Gravelly Beach which featured my own work and works of my heroes.
I found it tremendously therapeutic to give my words and audience as well as cathartic to say the words out loud during a time of transition.
Wasn’t long after that on a trip to Europe, I wrote a significant sized cycle of poetry and painted a load of landscapes with a stack of sketches waiting for rainy days to finish.
In all, that Renaissance all started with about $20 worth of art supplies.
Curious to see which postcards folks enjoy the most.