This is a painting I just started today, but it is one that I have wanted to do since I began painting. The painting will be a music painting, all of the colors of the painting will come from Hot Chip’s song Colours, and will be included in my Poetry of the Senses series that will be showing at Haley-Henman in a few weeks. The figure in the painting is of a good friend I had back when I was a kid and was in and out of hospitals a lot. I have tried to paint him before, but have always failed. Terry was an amazing person, and I think it must have bothered me more than I even realized the fact that I lived while he passed away at such a young age. I suppose I have always felt a little guilty because of that; we were the same age, but just as his life was coming to an end mine was beginning. I have always been blocked when it came to trying to paint him, but instead of thinking about what he may have missed out on life; I instead chose to focus on the type of person he was, and finally this seems to have freed me up enough for me to begin painting my friend. This painting is still very much in the beginning stages; I will post more pics as the painting develops.