Paintings come from painting is true. 8/25/17

I read a quote about inspiration and how you can't sit around waiting for it to happen. That's always been true personally speaking, I've always felt fortunate to have work flow whenever I am in front of paint. Lately I've had more focus and vision, feeling at the top of my potential as a painter which sounds crazy but there it is. Of course thinking about today, as that is all I have.

Someone once said to me, "Paintings Come From Painting". Inside I knew this to be true and with age it really resonates. The understanding that not all work will be good, but if I keep going good things will happen. And who knows, it might all be good! ...wide eyed emoji.....Signed, desperate artist.

This is a detail from a recent 24"x20" painting that was made for the Annual Springs Invitational. The first time I was invited to be in the show. The Curator, Teri Kennedy asked me to make the painting which was based on a gouache painting on paper. It was challenging and did not come together till days before the show. It has moments that I really love and has given me a new direction. So never count anything out.

This is a detail from a recent 24"x20" painting that was made for the Annual Springs Invitational. The first time I was invited to be in the show. The Curator, Teri Kennedy asked me to make the painting which was based on a gouache painting on paper. It was challenging and did not come together till days before the show. It has moments that I really love and has given me a new direction. So never count anything out.