Art Expectations 280 Basquiat Pip

280 GreatExp Country trip 150

{Day 280 Page 300!}  Unsuccessful at seeing Estella in town at Mrs Brandley’s, Pip decides to travel to the country to visit Miss Havisham. (Maybe Estella will be there.) He tells Magwitch he is visiting Joe, even though I doubt he will even go over to see Joe or Biddy. The trip in the stagecoach is a misty, cool one. Upon arriving in the country at the Blue Boar, he runs into Drummle. Argh, he really doesn’t like that guy! Especially now that he suspects Drummle is after Estella’s heart also. Inside the Blue Boar, he and Drummle ignore each other, but it’s obvious they both saw and recognized the other. Pip orders some breakfast. Drummle is at the fireplace and Pip goes to stand by him, as close as possible to elbow him out of the way. They finally start speaking to each other. Drummle calls the town (Pip’s birthplace) a beastly place. Pip, insulted, replies that it’s very similar to where Drummle is from, the town of Shropshire.

I recently re-watched the film Basquiat about Jean-Michel Basquiat. His work is so intriguing, so raw. Too bad he died so young. If you like art flicks, check  it out. There are bit parts by Christopher Walken, Willem Dafoe, Parker Posey and Benicio Del Toro. And Andy Warhol is played by David Bowie! Some of these characters are not likable, but maybe that’s just the art world. At least in the 70s and 80s in New York. I was influenced by his work while creating this very quick little piece showing Pip in all his misery. I received some new paints in the mail yesterday (yeah!). They are Holbien Acryla Gouache and this is my first experiment with them. Have a great day and stay warm wherever you are!

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