The Shameful One
My name is Sam : “The Shameful One”
La Verguensa is an expression I picked up in Spain. It is used to describe that last piece of delicious food left on a plate, which finally no one will touch. That last cookie, broken in half. One half eaten, the other left on the plate. Then broken again, eaten 1/4 lies on the plate. When will it stop. The final piece remaining- which no one will break again, nor eat. That is the shameful one. A little bit left of something left.
Welcome to my blog. My goal is to share immages and ideas about painting and drawing.
The practice of art constitutes the highest and most unique form of human expression. I like to think of my drawings and paintings as having a sense of humility and accessibility about them while being quite serious about their artistic purpose. They are watercolors, often with the inclusion of gesso, sumi ink and ball-point pen. I mount them carefully on plywood. I pay attention to details. These works are made from the highest quality pigments and paper available. Care is taken to protect the painting from the acidity of the plywood. See detailed info in the nuts and bolts section. My Artist Statement gives more information on why I spend so much time painting. I hope you enjoy this blog.