Thursday, July 26, 2007

Because It's summer

Maybe it's because it's summer, or maybe it's because I've always been fascinated by it, but I've started a new group of works based on water and reflections.It's a challenge to create the quality of water using paint as a suggestion, and allowing for the viewer to fit the pieces together . I'm enjoying it and am having some degree of success. As the old joke says,"How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice."

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Too Much Thinking, Not Enough Painting

Since I've returned from Italy, I've been mulling over where my work is headed, and what I have to say. I was so blown away by all the masterpieces at every turn, and it was all so magnificent. When I came home , there was a great high at experiencing such art. It has been followed by a low. I have found myself thinking about what I have to contribute in light of all that beauty and all that ground breaking work. Frankly, I don't compare favorably to Caravaggio and Giotto. What I do know is that I'm not happy if I don't paint, and that there are people out there who value my work. If I can make a difference to how I feel about my life, and bring something of significance to someone else, I think it's worth the journey. After all, it's about the journey, not the goal.