Saturday, May 06, 2006
Saturday With Guy
I'm listening to Massive Attack Protection while posting this morning. Good morning.
Okay so I was so tired last night when I was working on this and the paper was so krinkly and I was so frustrated. Poor Stagg, he was like, use a pencil. I never use a pencil when I am painting, I always draw with paint. I think its warmer and less anal looking. But I was crouched on my knees and drawing when tired and after a quick Tecate down the street for Cinco de Mayo. I never drink and work, but was all gung ho last night. Well crouched on the floor, cramped frustrated triggered a memory of working for Sol LeWitt with the worlds biggest asshole COUGH(asmir ademagic) and this was not good not cool. So I was so grumpy.(oh I will write about working for Sol LeWitt and being harassed by the worlds biggest smarmy asshole, don't you worry, but later) Guy Kawasaki deserves my full freshest and most rested performance. So we watched The Great Rock and Roll Swindle and then I just went to bed by 11 last night. Flopped as my grandmother would have said.
Okay so since it didn't feel comfortable or precise enough painting Guy Kawasaki's portrait on the wrinkly paper I have come up with this. I am using pencil, which Stagg wanted me to use last night, just lightly to get his features all nice. I've stretched the paper cut from a huge roll onto my supersize drawing board. That way, when the paint starts to wrinkle, and it will, I can control it a bit.
Making some breakfast. That's ox-tail soup broth in the lidded pot, I always have soup bones making stock on the go. I wonder if I could find some bison tail bones...that might be intersting. Had an awesome bison burger the other night at a funny little place that served all game in our neighbourhood, called Grisly's. It was very good food. We watched the Heat and Bulls on big screen. I had three Stellas and was in Canuck heaven.
Stagg is watching a dvd of Eddie Hazel. No we don't usually watch movies in the kitchen. For that matter we don't usually paint in the kitchen either but the dvd didn't work in our player and I need to sit and be comfy for this portion of portrait painting.
Okay George Clinton is on screen with big star sunglasses on but it didn't come out. I wonder if watching P-Funk will affect my painting? Oh wait, it did come out.
Our apartment isn't huge in the kitchen so I multi-task. I want to watch this dvd too. Isn't it interesting how the onions are similar colours that I have been knocking in his portrait with, very similar. He has really warm skin in the photo I'm using. See that number on his tie in the smaller drawing? That's my rank yesterday at Technorati. Today I'm at 294,902. Slowly but surely Guy Kawasaki!
So I am going to cut up the portrait of Guy with clouds and lay it in on top and among this base I started. All grafitti like. I'm going to give Guy Kawasaki some street creds you know, some cool cartel. He;s a handsome man but he's gonna be ubersexy when I'm done with him. Tonight Stagg and I are going Kingston Mines to see Duke Tumato and Phil Guy. (the brother of Buddy Guy.)