His collections have become my painting inspiration

Anyone that knows Liam knows he LOVES to collect things. It has always been so, some of you may remember this post from a couple of years ago.

He has a huge shelf in his bedroom holding all his collections - I should take a photo and show you, it's quite impressive really.

Lately I've been itching to start painting again and the treasures I find hidden in his pockets and hanging out in the car and gracing surfaces here and there around the house have become my inspiration. Rather than trying to throw them out when he is not looking I am appreciating them.

painting - from his pockets #1

So this is my first paining - From his pockets #1 - a feather, bottle top, gum nut, cork, bread tag and acorn.

Painting - From his pockets #1

He always remembers where he has found each treasure, each has it's own story.

Painting - From his pockets #1

That cork there ended up having an interesting tale, it turned out it was somebody's momento from a new years day celebration, on the back is written 1/1/88.

Painting - From his pockets #1

I am now looking for the subjects of painting #2, and there is plenty to choose from.

He set up this treasure pile in the living room recently - I had to take photos before he would pack it away. It reminds me of one of those eye-spy books where you have to find certain hidden objects.

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2 comments

Anonymous said...

Love your painting!! Not so keen on the thought of that whole collection of $$ might have to be stashed in my car for the trip south! Might have to make a weight restriction.though he would probably 'trade' Isla's share.

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