As I was doing the last piece, “Tree Top Paradise”, I got to thinking about the other part of the experience of looking at the tree.  I started to think of the chair I was sitting in, as a peaceful paradise.  Surely, everyone knows what it’s like to have a favorite, welcoming chair.  It occurred to me that a good drawing of one, when contemplated, could produce a peaceful feeling.

I’ve explored the idea of empty chairs before.  The drawing “Louie’s Spot”, is one.

 

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Here, though, I was creating a personality portrait of my landlord, by portraying the items surrounding him.  It was also meant to give the feeling of a summer day.

I tried to do the living room chair once before, too, but was unhappy with the results.  I didn’t pay enough attention to the drawing of the chair, the idea was to focus on the window.  My next piece will focus more on the chair.

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Along this same theme, although unintentionally putting a place to sit in a paradise is “Refuge”, from a long time ago.

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So, I will be exploring the theme once again, but more carefully.

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