Again, hello to anyone looking at my painting in Fairhope, Alabama. This painting fought me the entire way. It took me four months to complete mostly because I kept putting it at the back of the closet and bringing it back out again. I had faith that it was worth the effort though. Sometimes you have to believe in your vision even if nobody else gets it. This painting is a testimony to perseverance and pig-headedness. (No "Arkansas" pun intended.) If you are interested in knowing the symbolism of this painting, look at my blog archives dated 3/22/12.
I have finished my latest painting "Unquenchable Thirst". I'm pleased with it, but it took way too long. I will start my next painting today. Still in the concept stage...not yet in the drawing phase. Yes, it is part of a series.
Did anyone else read the article in Watercolor Artist about Frank Eber? I loved his landscape in the AWS show this year. It looks so much like the area where I live. But my jaw dropped at the number of paintings he finishes in a year - 200! ! I'm afraid I'm more of the temperament to burn paintings I don't like, so I spend way to much time mulling them over in my head. Standing with my paintbrush in hand just looking and thinking. Would I change that? Perhaps a little. But I own it. It is just an outward manifestation of who I am. Over-analyzing helps me to be more completely satisfied with a painting. I will put this new series on the website when it is finished, but under its' own heading.
"The fact that logic cannot satisfy us awakens an almost insatiable hunger for the irrational." - A. N. Wilson