A while back I had an idea (don’t know from where) to choose a couple of photos at random and see if I could combine them into an image. I have been doing these paintings in a large sketchbook (mixed media paper) – it’s 18″ x 24″.
Here is the next one. These are the photos I used – outdoor cafe in Philadelphia, PA; my refrigerator.
Here is the painting. It is called Drinking Coffee in a Refrigerator.
it has an intense presents
What a fun juxtaposition! I sincerely hope that coffee is chilled rather than hot because that could be a challenge to keep warm in such a setting.
I tell you what, if it started out hot, it got cold fast. Not only the fridge but the photo of the lady was taken in late November, if I remember right, and it was cold out there too. I did wonder how these two pictures managed to get me to pick them to work on them together and I think they conspired…
Well in that case the fridge serves as a metaphor for drinking coffee outdoors.
This is so incredibly fun and imaginative — first the idea, and then the result! I’ve been smiling every time I think of it all morning.
Thank you. I like trying to make this pictures work without trying to turn them into reality, it’s harder than I thought it would be when I first got the idea. But. I really enjoy the painting process, it is very absorbing and and yet not serious. After all drinking coffee in a fridge is just not serious, is it? !!!
These are such a wonderful extension of the images you create in your poetry. It goes without saying that your image is chill (OK, guilty of failure to not resist using the obvious pun ☺)
Thank you (I forgive you the pun, of course, because I was laughing myself. Also because I have thought of this lady as the lady who was chillin’ with some coffee even beforethe painting since she was drinking it outdoors in winter…). I like doing these paintings. Each one more than the one before because now I’m getting more used to no making things make sense! We try so hard to do that in everything in life, I am liking relaxing into the idea that maybe…things don’t always have to be logical!
I love this one. (K)
Thank you. I had a hard time with it, getting the person and the items to make sense and fit together. But, I really like making all these foods and so on in the fridge. I could do refrigerator pictures again and again, I think.
It’s an amazing place/machine.
Nice! You have a way with whimsy, Claudia, it makes me smile!
Thank you. It’s all in the details. I like it when they don’t quite fit together…
What a merging! Brilliant 🙂
Thank you. I never know how these things are going to work out. So far so good, keeping my fingers crossed.