First time

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion, Barry Comer, Barry Comer Artist, Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolor, Expressionism, Herniated Disc, Hydrocodone

This is my first illustration 5 days after surgery. It felt good to feel the texture of the paper and hear the scratch of a pen.

Being a first, I am thrilled to have a working hand with no pain and full control. However, it’s been 2 months since I last touched pen to paper.

I need to retrain myself.

Port-wine stain

Art, Barry Comer Artist, Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolor, pencil drawing, Port-wine stain, Self Portrait, selfie

no-pen

This illustration is something new for me. I have not used a pen, only pencil and paint. Very liberating and fluid.

Somewhere along the way, I became inspired to follow through with less line and more color.

Fun and expressive.

Senses working overtime…

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Composition

… is one of my favorite songs from the 80s. XTC really had something, and loved the odd juxtapositions of lyrics and verse. Sense Working Overtime really captured my eclectic mood today. Plus, I got down, dirty and sketched with abandon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07Fp-omNXCw).

Worked up table dance

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Table Dance

One has to get a little worked up (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Worked%20Up%20) once in a while. When nothing has been produced for weeks, the feelings, anxiety and regret build upon each other.

Thinking about it doesn’t count. Doing does.

I try to not allow things to get in the way. They are just another “term for excuse” and as an artist, cannot afford them.

They are too rich for me.

Harry at the library

American Illustrator, Art, Barry Comer Artist, Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolor, Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Illustration, Louisville Free Public Library, Storybook Illustration

harry 2

The Louisville Free Public Library hosted a Harry Potter party last night. Neither my friend Kathy nor myself knew about it, but were thrilled with the discovery. Even though I didn’t attend, there was plenty of time to see the exhibits and sketch the main entrance of the library. The curves, candles and discovery almost got the best of me.

It is very cool to have such a fine piece of architecture this accessible.

 

 

Acrobatic chairs

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Cafe Chairs

Tables and chairs belonging to my favorite café, are ready for the day. They are lined up and ready for neighbors, visitors and acrobats.

Color plate

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Color Plate Alt

What a perfect Sunday to paint and draw. The dog is by my feet, the bagels are in my stomach and the nap was excellent.