This is an experiment for me to see if I can express myself in more than 140 characters. Please bear with me.
An almost finished painting, I think. Half of me wants to finesse it, but the other half likes that I did it quickly, with very little obsessiveness. That's rare for me.
This is Sting. I know. But I was a lovesick, obsessed teenager. Unfortunately it's the best thing I've ever painted and probably will paint, so I'm posting it. Notice the subconscious phallic castle and crashing waves in the background.
My wonderful art teacher knew I was working through a lot of things in high school and gave me the key to the painting studio so I could work there after hours. It was beyond therapeutic and I'm forever grateful to her for her support and sensitivity.
Philip Larkin's "High Windows"
One of my favorite poems: Philip Larkin's "High Windows"