Oil on Wood Panel
10 x 8 x 1/4
11 x 9 x 2
Sometimes, when the mind is running dry of ideas, or when its just so difficult to pick what to paint next, there is a community of artists that offer up paint subjects for anyone to use as studies or finished pieces. This arrangement made me crave a Pina Colada! Did I get one after finishing? Yes!
When I paint, everything else seems to fade out, like tunnel vision, or being in a bubble. One could say, it's my meditation. My focus is typically on my oil paintings, in a never-ending effort to loosen up like the post-impressionists, yet still finding myself zoning in until my likeness is just right. I have many sources of inspiration, from simple still life set-ups at home, living landscapes when I am working en plein air (or photos/sketches when I just don't have time to paint a scene), all the way to portraits of humans and creatures alike. My goal is to bring my viewer to that place I am depicting with my strokes. When I am not painting or sketching, I am chasing around children and pets and indulging in my newest hobby of linocut printing.