Safe Place

American Illustrator, Art, artist, Barry Comer Artist, Cafe, Cafe Chairs, Cafe Classico http://www.caffe-classico.com, Cafe Sketches, Coffee, Safe Place

safe-place

This is my safe place for mind and art. In this place, nothing invades unless I allow.

Understand?

Not ever

anger, Art, Artist's Hands, Badass Artist, Barry Comer, Barry Comer Artist, beat poetry, Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolor, drawing, Hands, Pen and Ink, Pen and Ink Illustration, Pencil and Pen Drawing, portrait, Rejection

not ever

Not ever. Don’t touch or graze against my skin. Don’t feel at liberty to comment on my feelings, especially my heart.

Violetta

Art, art, cafe sketching, Caffe Classico Louisville, Italian Opera, ne più si può goder. Godiam c'invita un fervido accento lusighier., Tools, Vespa, Violetta

violetta

Tra voi tra voi saprò dividere
il tempo mio giocondo;
Tutto è follia nel mondo
Ciò che non è piacer.
Godiam, fugace e rapido
e’il gaudio dell’amore,
e’un fior che nasce e muore,
ne più si può goder.
Godiam c’invita un fervido
accento lusighier.

Violetta (as she sings to an impossible task)

Pale man

Art, artist, Artist's Hands, Autumn, Badass Artist, Barry Comer, Barry Comer Artist, Pale Man, Sculptured Sketch, Self Portrait, selfie, Sketch, Sketchbook, Sketchbook Sketching, Sketchbook Skool, Sketching

paleman copy

Pale man drinks his coffee and wanders… through his day. He stuffs the bad while planning retaliation; cold desserts with sour creams.

He is just a human; gender man, with sensual curves down a hand.

Pale drained of blood, tastes chocolates in a cafe. He purrs louder than comfort.

 

Crisp brown

Allen Ginsberg, Artist's Hands, Autumn, Barry Comer, Barry Comer Artist, Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolor, drawing, dreams, Fall Leaves, Hand Made Paper, Sculpture, Sculptured Sketch, Self Portrait, selfie, Selfies

COOL

The wind is stirring my dirt, with rain and scents in crisped and brown. You are here, time wound, now sprung. Floating delivery, you brought me here.

Ageless marmalade skies

1960s, America, American Illustrator, Art, artist, Barry Comer, Barry Comer Artist, Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolor, drawing, John Lennon, Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, The Beatles, Vietnam War

birthday

Yesterday was John Lennon’s birthday. He would have been 75, which seems impossible because both he and The Beatles feel ageless. The scent of new releases all on vinyl, is imprinted not only throughout my life experiences, but tinctured in olfactory memory. The power of youth and growing older, would be impossible to paint without his lyrics, politics and passions.

Having been of age to be drafted, his efforts along with others, helped end the senseless war in Vietnam. He helped save me and gave anthems to march, to walk and to make love; not war.

I asked a server over coffee today, if Lennon was relevant to her. Sadly and unpredictably, the 20 something said no. I had heard of many people several years younger, who think he and The Beatles are as important today, if not more.

I hope this is true.

Lennon with partners, illustrated my youth and who I am today. He will always be Mr. Kite, Marmalade Skies and Revolution.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AVWJzHvhFE

 

My heart feels danced

Art, artist, Barry Comer, Barry Comer Artist, Blondie, Cha Cha, Grand Marnier, Heart of Glass, Sketchbook Skool, Wine, Wine glasses

heart of glass

My heart feels “danced” when hands go zoom. Why not? I’m the artist and I do as I feel. At least with my artwork.

How about some fun with shapes and vessels.

Put in a little wine and Grand Marnier, and one has pours of spirit.

Sky writing

American Illustrator, Autumn, Cigarettes, Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolor, drawing, dreams, Fall, Julee Cruise, Sky Writing, Triptych, Twin Peaks

Impressions

Often when I paint, I am reminded or hear music that felt good at one time or another. Today was no different and felt the hands and motion of Julee Cruise (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKDetywgLb4). She is ethereal personified when her voice lilts down and over.

This triptych becomes inconsequential compared to Julee’s sky writing voice.

Line and groove

American Illustrator, Art, art, artist, Artist's Hands, Barry Comer, Barry Comer Artist, Dr. Ph. Martin Watercolor, Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolor, drumbeat, Rhythm, Sculpture, Sculptured Sketch, Self Portrait, selfie, Sketch, Sketchbook, Sketchbook Sketching, Tommy Kane, Watercolor, Watercolors

Etch boy

Love to do fancy line work, sculpture and groove. This is what I’m about. Rendering a “perfect” image, aka. “that looks so real” is faking it for me.

Give me the rhythm of drumbeat frenzy. It’s in my mind and lightning to my hand. This is as real as it gets.