Today is a beautiful day in Tempe, Arizona. High of 89. Winds light and variable. Not a cloud in the sky. Got the windows open and the sun is shining through with all of its splendor!
Today I’m working on finishing touches of the painting I started on Thursday night, shown at left. And at right is a sketch of the next painting I’ll start. An ongoing exploration of the wavy shaped-pattern.
On the stereo is Piero Umiliani’s Musicaelettronica 2, which absolutely blows my mind, like so much that Easy Tempo has released over the years. Particularly I’m digging the jazzy track titled “Scoop.” I’m also into Budos Band’s new release, the aptly titled Budos Band II.
Thursday night’s painting gig at e4 in Scottsdale did turn out to be a good bit of fun. Met some cool people who offered lots of good encouragement — they appreciated what I was working on much more than I imagined. I think it’s good to get out of the studio and paint in public occasionally. A studio environment can prove hermetic.