What a great name for a band! The Back Burners.
Q - What are your influences?
A - The less important passions of three serious painters.
Q - Sounds kind of Slacker
A - Do you mean Gen-ex?
Q - Yeah, but not the branded sloth of slackerdom, but the Sisyphean slacker born in 1963.
A - No way! Malcom what's his name was born around that time. . . wait. . . was it William Gibson who wrote that book?
Q - Which book?
A - Generation X!
Q - . . .
A - Come on. You've never read Generation X?
Q - . . .
A - But you have a clear definition of slacker?
I've started two paintings based entirely on photographs. Each photograph (if we can still call them that) was taken by my wife Stacy (and I don't mean anything possessive when I say my). The first image is of Zaida and Miso on the sofa. Stacy downloaded it from her iPhone. She captured the other image with the Photo Booth application and the just as small lens built in to the laptop. Stacy is currently using the image as her avatar or profile picture on the social networking system (cancer?) called facebook.My mother wanted to put the image from the iPhone in a specific frame she had previously purchased at a yard sale. Much to my Mom's surprise, a 72 dpi image taken with a lens the size of a (very small thing) did not reproduce well at 12 x 16 inches. It is a sweet image. I volunteered to reproduce it with paint. To somehow make it better with scale.
And then there is this unfinished Vermeer I hang up in times like this.