Friday, November 14, 2008

"Nothing in Particular"

8 x 6"
Oil on Linen Panel

A student recently asked me, “When you see something you would like to paint, do you create to satisfy your own emotions or do you strive to have your work speak to others?”

It was a very good question I’m sure every painter has pondered. Me, I try not to over think my work. I let the “message” be the journey the painting takes me on; if it is somewhere I truly enjoy being, odds are other people will find a connection with it as well. I have also learned those who view my work can often times see a different journey, one that never occurred to me.

1 comment:

Jordan said...

This painting makes me want to break out the canoe and find this spot. Beautiful work!