I have just started a new painting, a stylized painting of a lion. I am doing it in the Art Nouveau style, using lines, pattern and design. A fun adventure. I think artists should always push the boundaries of their talent. Look for this painting on my site soon!
I am often surprised when a painting actually turns out well. I usually start out with something that looks fairly messy. I often go through doubts as to whether the painting will end up being successful. I go through moods, sometimes despair, sometimes hope. Sometimes somewhere in between. Sometimes the painting goes backwards instead of forward. I have learned to persist. Some people can paint something successful in a few hours or a day. My paintings will often take about 3 days before I feel there is hope, and then several days or often weeks to finish. They often take me places I didn’t expect to go. And at some point I end up with a real painting! A painting I can feel good about. I marvel at the process and know that in the end art is a gift.
I have created this new website as my previous one was outdated.
I am no longer selling online, but intend to keep this site updated with new creations and stories about the process. The art journey is a very interesting one, so few guidelines, so much spontaneity. Hopefully this site will be an encouragement to other artists and an interesting place to visit.
E-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org