My New Year’s resolution was to make more art…and (more problematically) to show more art, and make more art world connections! To start working on these resolutions, here are the New Year’s sketches I made in my little sketchbook which I carry around with me. One of my friends invited people over to his production studio for New Year’s Day. He said the view was nice (and the address was self-evidently in the West Village), however the studio was spectacular! It was a photography studio for fully financed movie productions and for super model photo shoots and suchlike well-financed sorts of things.
I foolishly didn’t bring my camera (which was a shame since there were all sort of lights and even a giant infinite white backdrop) but using the colored pencils I had on me, I sketched the sunset over the Hudson in my little book. I also drew a view of the W-hotel which casts a baleful red gleam over the entire West Village (sort of like a hipster luxury version of the eye of Mordor). There is also an abstract doodle of a bizarre phantasmagoric paradise filled with whimsical abstract creatures. I particularly like the marsh in the foreground and the heavenly cloudscape in the back.
When I got home I kept drawing: I drew a cartoon of the pineapple which somebody brought to my holiday party (and which is filling my kitchen with delicious tropical fragrance). As you can see the poor fruit is filled with horror at the prospect of being eaten yet it is also unfulfilled since it remains uneaten. Finally there is a doodle of a pie goddess who advocates my tasty dessert foods (although I realized too late that she should have a rolling pin in her hand and maybe an apron).
Of course I am working on actual paintings as well, but, for the year’s first post I thought I would share some of these little visual jokes, doodles, and humorous sketches. Another resolution is to sharpen up Ferrebeekeeper in general, so if you have any ideas for things you would like to see here, let me know!