Back in May, I realized that I’d painted something new every month this year. To maintain my track record, I figured I’d better paint something today. This one originally started out as an abstract landscape, but I saw a face emerging from the fog. A variation on the Blue Watcher, perhaps? Blue Yorick? Blue in the Face? Are all of these figures one and the same? And wherefore my fascination with blue?
“Return of the Blue Watcher” 12″ x 16″ Acrylic on Paper
Here’s a recording of the reading I did at Rosemont College on Monday. I originally wrote this piece for H. Conrad Miller’s A Side of Writing blog, and I’ve always liked the sentiment it expresses about writing and the human condition in general.