As this frame shakes and quakes
Under the strain of its own making
I search the sky, I search your eyes.
For some glimmer of what was lost may be found.
Alas, tis not for the making or breaking of this man to decide.
The colors fade from my dreams
As the demons creep in
Stealing piece of my soul
I’ve left behind for all to find
Bread crumbs for the birds
Ravens and crows to pick my bones clean.
and wait for these things to pass
Like the remaining days of this
Pain drips from every pore
Like the tears of a child left
For to long, calling to nothing
Won’t you please…… Ease this pain in my brain in the rain…..
Gone, lost and left…
I spent the wee hours on the morning writing a very lengthy post / poem and thoughts o the day only to find that it didn’t save to WP: In short I will be taking a little break today to work out some physical and family issues that have come up know that I love you all and will post today if a can, until later I leave you with some music and images.
There are some things in life that I feel a man should move mountains and part seas for and if he’s not willing to do so, well then he’s not much of a man, gentleman or person is he.
I hope love guides you through your day and you find peace, love and hope in your heart. I will be spending the day treat to heal my very very broken body today and spending some quality time with my son. The one true reason I still walk this earth.
You didn’t actually think I could end it on such a somber tone did you? To quote a wise and honorable bird
“He don’t know me very well do he”
Over and out
**SALE 05-18-13 THRU 05-30-13 ALL ORIGINAL ART SOLD BETWEEN THESE DATES WILL INCLUDE FREE SHIPPING IN NORTH AMERICA AND CUSTOM HAND CRAFTED FRAMES.
***See Gallery I tab for available pieces also will apply for commission pieces.**
“Time to move on”
36″ x 48″
This was a tribute piece that I did for De Kooning in 2012.
If you look closely you can see the eyes, nose and mouth of the figure
in the foreground.
Have a great weekend I’ll be hard at work in the studio all weekend
please feel free to email me at email@example.com with any questions you ay have about anything really.
Please use SALE in the subject line so your email doesn’t get lost in the mix.
“Freedom” An abstract Self Portrait
24″ x 36″
**will be in Gallery I soon.
“Egg & Orb”
10″ x 14″
Oil pastels and Acylics
On gallery wrapped birch panel
**will be in Gallery I soon
A story of passion and freedom from the boundaries that as artists and people we put on our selves.
So often in life we hold ourselves back, fear,hesitation and uncertainty keep us from expressing ourselves full . This piece represents breaking those boundaries and freely expressing emotions and words openly and accepting who you ( I ) am.
Egg & Orb: How many times in life have you looked across a crowded room a bustling transit station or seen a person walk bye and have your heart race with passion and want. That feeling that screams of chemical overload. That feeling in your stomach that yearns to know that person only to have them fade away. Impossible Love is dedicated to those feelings that souls mate you see that is just out of reach because life got in the way.
Thank you for letting me share the message behind these two pieces. May life guide your passions and dreams closer to you with every step you take.
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these so I figured we’d give it go.
For me painting is not just about the finished piece nor even the praise of a job well done or even the possibility of someone liking a piece enough to actually pay money for it.
It’s about the process and the relationship I have with the paint, the emotions I’m trying to imbue into the piece the emotional connection I like the viewer to feel and the image I’m trying to coax from the paint. The final works are and example of that relationship of that harmony between artist and medium. Today we will take a journey through the creating of two pieces:
So it begins.
The place my studio, workbench and two freshly cut and sanded pieces of pine board. Thank you Mr. Tree for your sacrifice.
The boards are then sealed with 5-6 layers of primer, not gesso this is a specific type of wood primer that seals the wood and protects it from weather damage, I never know what type of climate these pieces will go to for their final home. These panels are 24″ x 24″ or 61cm x 61cm one most likely will be a Surrealistic Landscape and the other will be a textural piece maybe in the Ribbon Series or Moon Series the paint has yet to tell me what it would like to do. I know what I’d like to do but honestly that doesn’t always work out.
It’s like trying to force a child to eat broccoli or spinach eventually the child will cry and the food will chill and then all is lost.
On the advice of some people I love and trust dearly I’ve decided to start to speak about my work more openly. Those who have purchased pieces from me end up with the “full story” behind the work but the general populous does not. So in an effort to bring the story full circle I will most likely be giving snippets of information with my work going forward.
With that being said I’ve a huge day of PT-OT-Speech ahead of me so I’ll be off to the shower and the day errands prior. Thank you all for stopping by the studio today I hope to see you all soon.
Remember there is an offer going on in the gallery so don’t be shy come on by and browse.
I know I’m the guy who says,Oh don’t blame Monday it just had a bad wrap, well bollocks I really don’t want this Monday, excuse me: Waiter there seems to be a Monday in my week could I please have a Tuesday or maybe just a slice of Sunday again please. (Grumbles….)
Ah ah ah ha that is so funny!! Is the plant shaking? Or is it just me……It’s me that made me laugh sooooo funny. Yes I make fun of PD as often as I can. Anyhow. Good morning I hope you slept well, you look absolutely gorgeous today go on our there and make it happen…. What ever it is you happen to be making today… Cookies I hope, or maybe pie I like pie. Alright enough pre-dawn humor
Much love on this fine Monday morning, I hope the world is kind to you and you to it.
While I was getting my whopping 3 hrs if sleep, sorry the shadow lines are just bad lighting so don’t get all excited. But they are cool and would be very easy to add. Hmmmm
There is a strange silence in these hallowed halls tonight.
No words or whimsy
No passion and prose
Simply silence in this house grows.
Fed by absence and nurtured
By solace. This beast grows
It knows we fear it won’t speak it’s name, all the same we hide from it’s eyes this silent killer of homes and houses. Be still it’s tongue this beast of silence.
I’ve been having kind if a tough day around the house today 99% of which I’ll share another day or who knows in the journey or maybe sporadically in my writing, one thing I did manage to do is clean my studio:
Your probably thinking omg if that’s clean etc… Well trust me it’s clean(er)
I’d did however begin to map out some details in the “Green Girl” which I will share before my life sucks me away again.
Sorry about the glare in the upper left one of the studio lights is out
Before I go I just wanted to say how much each and every one of you means to me personally. Like the song playing may indicate its been a rough year for me and my family. Probably in my 42 one of the worst personally I’ve ever had. I started this blog in July with zero previous blog or online presence or experience, friends,followers or whatever you want to call us. But so many of you have embraced me as a friend a man an artist and poet. Not as that guy who used to be a business man that got PD an lost his life. Through this community I’ve been able to realize that I have value above and beyond the titles that corp America gave me and that I can be appreciated for the man,artist,poet and father that I am at my chore. So with that I’ll let my tornado pick me up and do what it will.
Until next time.
All my love and thanks
Benjamin M. Prewitt
Good morning, I hope you slept well last night. Has your coffee/tea yet? Or maybe that morning jog. One of the advantages of not sleeping is it lays me some quality time with the paint and the demons in my head last nights sleep was really kind of a bad joke. I laid down around 9p tired from fatigue and pain of the day, put on my headphones and thought ahhh “comfort and relaxation” to quote Elmer Fudd I think I finally feel asleep around 10p then woke at 12a got up wandered around till 1-2a then dozed till 3a got up and made some coffee and the rest is history. But I have been hard at work with the Green Girl
Here is the latest update, I’m really still in the color blocking phase. I hope to start on the detail shading and fine highlights today.
Note the Dali esc dripping shadow that is totally for my amusement and I doubt will be in the final piece but it makes me giggle.
Okay well have a fantastic day and I’ll talk to you a bit later.