Tuesday, June 08, 2010

a tale of two la bambas

I'm really enjoying sketching local 'hot-spots' these days. It's nice slooooowing down to take a closer look at the places I pass by most days with hardly a thought: including this 'La Bamba'. While these everyday places may not reveal the picturesque charm of a Thomas Kinkade painting, I certainly appreciate the character they offer. They feel authentic and that's exactly what I'm in the pursuit of: both in drawings and life.the case of the two la bambas

"Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out your horn." -Charlie Parker

9 comments:

no way said...

Arrrrg! Can I tell you a little story? When I was teaching AP History of Art, we were talking about painting light & shadow, etc. and I brought up Thomas Kinkade and how he is the self proclaimed "Painter of Light," blah blah blah, and I was kind of ripping on him and his schmaltzy paintings. One of my (very sweet, very intelligent) students raised her hand. Me: "Yes, Dana?" Dana: "My mom and I collect Thomas Kinkade paintings." Me: (Blackout.) I can't even remember what I said, I felt so awful.

I still stand by my opinion, though.

Annie Pazoo said...

Yah, I have to agree. Can't stand Thomas Kinkade! heheheh

Diahn said...

Oh, I believe I'd take your fabulous lines and color over Mr. Kinkade ANY day of the week!

TRACEY KAY said...

I'm so glad i was able to see you today! We were wondering what you were doing when you left and took off across the street. We should have known. Great sketch as usual, your amazing. See you soon.

Meghan Kaufmann said...

Must do it again!

San said...

Love that sketch. Personally I like Thomas Kinkade when I need to see something positive and magical, there's enough ugly pictures in the Newspapers and TV (not that I watch anymore). But I wouldn't hang him in my flat.

My favourite painter is Jack Vettriano, my favourite painting is his "a different kind of loving"?, though I only have it as a card, I've been looking for a print of it for years. I prefer the dark paintings fo him.

Shigune Matsui said...

Greetings. I too have a sketching (and also a writing) blog at www.thelunaticsdiary.blogspot.com. If you like, follow it!

suzanne cabrera said...

Thanks for your great comments. I have to say that for 29.75 years I've been of the anti-Kinkade persuasion. Entirely too sticky sweet for me. But perhaps because of the rough patch I've had lately and the fact that one hangs in a space I find comforting, I'm leaning a bit more toward San's opinion.

HOWEVER, I can still totally appreciate your foot in mouth incident Becky. This so could have been me!

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