Lions and Books
May 21, 2012 § 7 Comments
Today I wanted to say Happy Birthday to my lovely grandmother, Marylin! She is a great influence in my life as a writer and a thinker and a human being.
It’s been a good week getting settled into my new studio space. I’ve been reading, sketching, and planning out several larger projects to be done in the coming months. One such artwork is a commissioned painting of a lion in meditation called, The Lion and the Baumgartner (Baumgartner is a German name meaning Tree Garden).
Pictured below are some preliminary drawings of this painting in progress.
For balance this morning in the studio I took a break from drawing and finished reading Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses. It was great read — beautiful and dark. His rich descriptions of a mid 20th century Mexico are vivid and easily pictured.
Thank you for reading! To see more of my artwork, please visit MikeSchultzPaintings.com.