Challenge 24: Dinner Guests— Keith Haring
In college, I wrote a paper on Keith Haring’s spiritual, yet non-religious, work, and really felt, for the first time, that I found a person who had the same beliefs and viewpoint towards life. Haring was a lovely, giving person who loved children and felt they, and their love, represented the purest thing on earth. After he lost his battle with AIDS, this quote was found in his journal:
“Touching people’s lives in a positive way is as close as I can get to an idea of religion.”
I would definitely have Keith Haring at my dinner party, to discuss all sorts of wonderful philosophical and spiritual things. And to thank him for being such an inspiration!
“Keith Haring,” Gouache, 2012.
My latest challenge for Square Carousel! Tried something new (or old, actually since I used to paint a lot of portraits back in the day). It was a good exercise for me to try painting more naturalistically, yet with my normal technique. I would definitely like to keep trying this, because I felt a little rusty and stiff. The final result isn’t too shabby, though.