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Baecation at Sunrise Painting

Have you ever heard a song and just saw a visual in your mind as you listened?

During the COVID 19 Pandemic I have found myself painting even more. Having created my whole life I'd never painted actual paintings on canvas. My medium has primarily been wood and glass, learning as I go with no real teachings from anyone other than hours and hours of playing with my Gramma's paints or watching my Mom draw. When painting my first canvas piece of a sunrise last year I immediately knew I needed to paint more on canvas.

I grew up at a time where music videos were EVERYTHING. The effects, guest appearances and story lines mattered. When most songs from my teen years start playing I immediately see the video in my head and think back to what was happening in my life at that time and the impacts the music and more made on me. That's what art does. It comes in so many forms but it is always a part of the times.

After painting that first canvas I was riding in the car one day and the song Slide came on by H.E.R. & YG. I love H.E.R. and YG's lyrics "I need a baecation, I need my ***** in an apron.. booty all out cookin' bacon" kept giving me a visual and the strongest urge came over me to paint the visual. You all know I love hip-hop and it just invoked something in me so for my first time ever I also painted a person! Not a whole person as you can see but attached is the first in a series of paintings I will be creating inspired by songs. 

Now I'm still not 100% happy with the back and there are a few other adjustments I would make but I was also hitting that point where I knew if I kept messing with it I would mess it up.



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