“Lou Reed” an Amalee Original. Painted on a 22″ X 26″ X .75″ canvas. I found the image on a Patty Smith instagram account. While I often wonder about copyright problems, I believe this image is far enough from the original that I have nothing to fear.
I started this image with my air brush. I kinda love the air brush. It really exemplifies the good things are also the bad things Moto. While it is a bit exhilarating to use it, at the same time it forces me to not think. I guess those are both good things. I do not think painting has been so fun, and maybe the bad (really good thing) is that fun could be my new thing. Somehow I think I wanted to prove that painting was legitimate way to make a living so it had to be serious.
The other feature of the air brush is that you cannot stop and study your image. If you wait too long the paint will clump in your air brush and that is just bad. So I cannot sit I need to kinda jump around and spray. Then I clean my air brush, which is a process. I look and look at hat I have done. Sometimes I will use the paint pen to see if the contours are good.
Usually after I kinda like it, I will go in with a brush to add highlights and darken areas. After which I go in with my trustee Sharpie paint pen and wa la- it is done. I have no idea, however with my smaller paintings I hang them in this one spot in my stairway. This spot is well lit and very prominent, so I see it every time I go down my stairs. It is here I either see if I truly like an image. And yes it passed the stair test. So set up a Zoom Meeting Today. Check out my pricing policy for more discounts.
“Lou Reed” is part of the current Amalee original collection on view now at The Academy, San Francisco. Schedule an Airbnb Experience to see this whimsical collection in this beautiful setting. have a drink or a glass of wine and meet the artist.