I have a new work completed in what started out being a temporary studio during our renovation to create a main floor bedroom. Now it seems I might keep this as my home studio, even though it is full south exposure. This painter has always had to be adaptable and it seems these skills have come in useful yet again.
I remind you that I paint first and foremost for me. I could paint stunning landscapes for the next twenty years. But, in a way, they would be a lie, denying the pain and lump in my throat as I walk amongst the trees. Right now, such paintings of bliss seem irresponsible, an unacceptable personal denial. So I went to work to find a more honest way to render my experiences. This is a start - “Red Line 01” 24 x 18 inch, walnut oil on canvas.