This painting was sold through Momentum Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina. I still have a few other paintings there, excited to have work in N.C.
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.
We noticed your shuffle. My hero years shorter. I am your failed echo. My own dragging an imitation.
I painted this during our first legitimate snowfall on Tuesday. The painting didn’t actually keep me warm but I know it tried.
I only have a couple of these 12″x12″ boards left, I have really enjoyed working at this dimension. Trying to dig through old artworks and sand them down. Reuse existing materials, recycling is a lot of work!
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.
Mist, forest and water are some of the best components of the Northwest. There are moments of solitude in nature that have shaped me.
Shipping off this UGallery sale. Fancy shipping boxes always a plus.
Brian Sostrom ▫️Paintings▫️
For people not familiar with me and my work I made a grid. Six of these nine paintings were done in 2019. I have been painting my entire life but have been painting full time now for exactly one year. Thanks to those of you that have helped support my efforts!
Atmosphere and light, they take me there.
I did a bit more work on this painting, it proved to be the right decision.