My last post featured my sketchbook pages and those sketches added to my reading in Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut were combined in my mind becoming this fine art piece I’ve titled “Slaughterhouse Chives”
If you saw my last post you may recognize the man’s gesture from my “loosey” sketchbook studies.
I combined the man’s gesture with my soup thoughts, a recipe I cooked this week (and posted on my Instagram page) from my kitchen sketchbook. Then I read around in both Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and Slaughterhouse Five by Vonnegut.
The Vonnegut title, with its focus on time (and other things) fit best with the thoughts I’d noted in my sketchbooks. (And my thoughts about current absurd American politics.) Reading the Vonnegut book helped me pull together all of my thoughts. Then I did a preliminary drawing, tweaked the drawing over a few days, transfered it to a board and painted.
Here’s some closeup details of sections within my painting:
There now. As Kurt Vonnegut says so often “And So It Goes”.
6 thoughts on “Slaughterhouse Chives or what came from my sketchbooks”
Love the way your dog watches…
Thank you!! I tried to capture the watching and prepared to bark pose!
You definitely got that!
Awww thank you!!!!
I love the tourist aliens and the fact the dog is aware of their presence while the reading man remains oblivious.
Thank you!! I’m constantly amazed at animals ability to observe. Amazed at human’s ability too but am aware that too often we humans forget to observe what’s around us. Or at least I forget… art helps me remember to look around tho!!