I was invited to participate at the 50th ArtFusion Live event at Hemisphere in Bayshore last night. A dozen artists painted while diners dined and Mind Open played great Jazz/Rock/Boogaloo/Bossa/Psych/Funk sets.
I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. When it comes to painting I’m an autodidact and am always at a loss for explanation when a classically trained artist asks me about my paints and methods. One fun example is that I taught myself how to paint horizontally. That is to say the canvas is flat on a table, parallel with the ground. This stems form never having a need to buy and easel. It’s fun, I ponder how in heck they can paint vertically and they ask me how I came up with my style.
As the band plays some fantastically crafted musical artistry of themselves I began painting. My first work turned out to be yellows and blues. I named her “Hemisphere Dancer“. That what Jimmy Buffet named his seaplane…fun…
The second one was one filled with blacks and purples. I started adding blues and earth tones and wasn’t sure where it was going and it seemed to yell at me “Stop! I’m done!” So I stopped. Who am I to argue!?!! LOL.
This second one I named “Pilar“. That is the name that Ernest Hemingway gave to his boat that rests today on a mountain in Cuba.
The whole affair was wonderful and am very grateful for the chance to participate and hope to do so again real soon.
I hope you like.
Bill “Billy Splatts!” Corrigan