He's painting by the water's edge. Grackle ( a sort of blackbird) perches on his shoulder mimicking blue-violet sheen of thick, sexy hair. Strong light illumines his skin as if lava flows in his veins. Painterly strokes on a white jacket loosely crease across massive shoulders. Eyes look from beneath thick dark eyebrows as he paints a rocket flying into a nebula of stars. The creative process generates intense passion. He invents this universe from a piece of paper.
Do you see the stars rising up off the painting?
The inspiration: I was in Maui, Hawaii vacationing with girlfriends. We came across an art show beneath a banyan tree that covered a whole block. I snapped a photo of this beautiful man painting with a knife. He reminded me of Verlin, my youngest brother, whom I adore.