Thursday, August 20, 2009

The man on the bus.

I started my first painting of a new series. No more fruits and vegetables but back to the nudes. Don't get me wrong, I had a lot of fun while painting the series "Fresh from the Fridge" but now I started "Balance".

My idea's for paintings come at unexpected times and places; never when I am in the shower.
A few weeks ago I went with the bus to downtown Miami when an older man entered the bus. He could not walk well but he was a true acrobat getting thru the bus to the back using the poles en those leather loops (that you can hang on to while standing). I was looking at him and how smoothly he went across the bus and then this painting popped up in my head, and then another and another. I opened my little notebook and started sketching.

I don't know how I get from an older man on the bus to nudes in a painting, it is just how my imagination works.


Scarlet said...

I like the way you think, Holland...a man on the bus = nudes. I can see that. :)

I can't wait to see what you come up with!

geewits said...

My brain works like that sometimes so I know exactly what you mean. And I LOVE those apples!

Holland said...

Scarlet: Well you already seen the first painting in progress, soon to be finished.

Geewits: Thank you for the apples! The way the brain works... it still surprises me.