April 2, 2007

A Mysterious Excursion

Here we have it... a little weekend getaway to the mysterious world of paint sloshed on canvas.

What am I trying to paint? Depth... Mystery... Nature. Primeval places that are overlooked by the workaday world.

Why do I paint the same scenes over and over? It's interesting how one painting begets the next. Before long the artist has developed their own lexicon of imagery. I've got lots of things nagging to get painted. All in good time...

Does it matter what an artist paints? Sometimes it doesn't seem to matter at all. Anything is the perfect subject matter, but some are more perfect than others.

Anyhow, now I've started into my new shipment of BIG canvases... so maybe I'll make some headway to wherever it is I'm going... despite my contentious relationship with those new blank canvases.

1 comment:

PG said...

Ah, lovely broadband! Seconds to downlaod blogs, not looonnnggg minutes.
It is to my way of thinking that there should be at least one aspect of creativity in an illustrator's life where they can be shamelessly and wantonly self indulgent (not that you are!) and do whatever they like, just for the pleasure of doing it - after all, one spends enough time following the edicts of art directors. I've found it can be difficult to stop creative hobbies getting all serious and then not as much fun as they used to be. I do so like what you are doing with your painting. :)