I don’t have some profound quote about why I paint. I just paint, and occasionally draw. I’m not a fiend about it, but I try to listen and then get out of the way. Ideas come, sometimes I am able to capture them long enough to try and put them on canvas. Sometimes the results are cringe-worthy, sometimes they make me smile and I find more in them than I set out to make. Some paintings I’ve had for years and can’t imagine parting with them. Others I can’t wait to share and find the person who is in the same wavelength enough to make them theirs.
I do very much enjoy paintings that convey energy, vibration, or movement of some kind. I think this makes them more dynamic. This seems to be achieved in various ways through brushstroke, contrasting or complimentary colors, and composition. I try to keep these in mind as I work.
I’ve worked mostly in large abstracts. Lately, with an eye toward continually improving and evolving, I am working on smaller canvases with more detail. This I want to translate back to larger works eventually. So much to learn! So much to paint!
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