Cosmic Charlie

Here’s a fun little painting, well, I call anything 12″ x 12″ or smaller little, and this is exactly that. I really love how the blue shows up, almost cobalt, and I don’t know what exactly makes it cosmic, but there is something perhaps extraterrestrial there to me.

Many of those who know me know that I spent a good chunk of my life following the Grateful Dead, and if you don’t know me, now you know that about me! I don’t listen to them nearly as much as I used to, but I always find inspiration in their songs. “Cosmic Charlie” is one of their songs, it’s possibly about an old hippy named Charlie that took too much LSD, I just really like the tune!

12″ x 12″ Acrylic on canvas

$85.00

Blue Jay Way

When I was like 7, I heard and fell in love with I Am The Walrus by The Beatles. I remember listening to the radio with my old-school cassette recorder, when a song I liked came on, I quickly hit record and listened very quietly until the end of the song. Push stop, rewind and hope it turned out. It was usually a terrible recording, but that was the way it was.

Anyway, I recorded I Am The Walrus, and played it a thousand times before the tape eventually broke. Thing is, I had no idea who sang the song. I don’t know how long it was until I stumbled across the song while listening to my parents albums, I was shocked and delighted to learn it was the Beatles!

From there on out, I have always been drawn to the weird, the different, the obscure, the abstract. This is true of my taste in music, men, and my art.

If you are wondering what this story has to do with Blue Jay Way the painting, absolutely nothing. It just made me think about The Beatles and how they were perhaps, my first introduction to abstract art!?

24″ x 24″ Acrylic on canvas

$325.00