Sunday, August 30, 2015

Soul Searching

acrylic 16 x 20 inches

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about where and how I want to go forward in my career.

I feel I am at a crossroads and need to expand as an artist, to be more creative, explore new directions, and to have more control over where I show and what I paint.

Although I need to make a living, it’s not all about the money.  It’s important for me to be excited when I paint, to portray that passion and keep it fresh.

It is more fulfilling when my landscapes are less literal, concentrating more on the process to create mood and emotion. 

Earlier in my career I painted a lot of urban and figurative work and would like to revisit that genre, while still being true to my style. I have some ideas and I’m quite excited, although apprehensive to try them. But I WILL conquer my fear, break out of my box, to grow and move forward. I have so much I want to learn.

With travelling, company and health issues ( having to re-evaluate how I paint), I haven’t painted much in the last 2 months and literally avoided my studio. I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching and I'm now ready to tackle the next phase, however subtle that may be.
Having said all are three paintings I had started previously and finished today. ( still a little tight , but I'm easing my way back in)
acrylic 14 x 11
acrylic 20 x 20