North Idaho is a heavily timbered part of the country. I am beginning work on a series that pays tribute to the forest. Of course I will be working on many other things as I can not help it.
For me inspiration is happiness, much desired but elusive. It is the fuel that powers motivation and makes for possibilities.
I force myself to start on a new work, make that first mark. If I surrender doubt, I get lost in the process of painting. Creativity is an adventure that generates its own form of inspiration.
In my life I have felt like a negative soul. Still it seems the act of creation is an act of optimism.
A painting from early February of this year. I sold this one through Horizon Fine Art Gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
I am currently doing some subtle color layers on this sunset painting. I find myself with a lot of large works in early stages. This one is getting close.
A proper digital photo of this piece. It feels appropriate for a Monday somehow.
Drawing deep the air is cold water. The wind numbing it shutters my fear. A little peace while the sun is shining.
Once again you made me your fool. All those warm days and late nights the sun barely resting. I tried so hard to keep you by my side.
Now you are off to some southern land. I laugh as you go but I will never forgive you. I prize my solitude and I will cling to the darkness. Maybe I will pine over an old photo of you this winter. In April a sparrow might spark a faint memory.
Damn, I just want you to come back.
A painting sold this this spring through Robert Lange Studios. The studio/gallery represents some really talented artists and is located in Charleston, South Carolina.
One of four paintings I am dropping off at Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, California today!
One of three small paintings I am packing up to mail to Horizon Fine Art Gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The gallery has a nice display of my work and consistently sells pieces.