Natural poetry in apparently simple images

I’ve been feeling the need recently to be more deliberate about my painting, more contemplative, maybe, and develop some themes regarding people’s relationships to their places, but I have been so active mentally on other things, that I haven’t really been able to or wanted to focus on close painting studies on a day-to-day basis. Perhaps that will come soon.

In the meantime I am just trying to stay active and try things out. Here’s my Aunt’s dog hearing something disturbing and rising from a nap. I love the effort and contortion he’s going through, just to tell off some small chirping thing. Sometimes there’s natural poetry in apparently simple images, and I don’t need to underlay theory.

I have posted in reverse order from completion back to pencil drawing.

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7 thoughts on “Natural poetry in apparently simple images

  1. davidtripp June 5, 2015 / 7:08 am

    Corey, I love looking at your work and reading your ideas. The fertility of your mind is always an inspiration to me. Thanks for your openness with these blogs.

  2. laber1 June 5, 2015 / 7:20 am

    What a .surprise to see Winston’s awakening! I love this.

  3. createarteveryday June 5, 2015 / 8:56 am

    Boy, so much life in this painting. Thanks for sharing it!

  4. lesliepaints June 5, 2015 / 3:55 pm

    I love this, Corey! My very favorite of yours so far!

    • coreyaber June 8, 2015 / 7:07 pm

      Thanks! Mine too

  5. lesliemetz2 June 6, 2015 / 9:39 am

    Corey, this is wonderful! You have really captured him and the moment. I love it!

    • coreyaber June 8, 2015 / 7:07 pm

      Thank you!

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