Change of Season
It wouldn't be life if every day was predictable. Mine certainly has been full of ups and downs as they say, like any good sailor I do my best to ride the waves.
To say that an artists work reflects the experiences he/she is going through is something I never paid much attention too. I heard it said many times but it never really mattered much to me until I began to travel through rough waters life. While my career as a full time artist has continued strong and growing every day, I have seen my share of personal struggles and grief this past year. I didn't really notice the trend in my work of moving into dark themes but it became clear through the questions of patrons and collectors that a change had been noticed.
As much as I try to resist, I must admit that my paintings have directly reflected my turmoil.
The days of difficulty have yet to pass but I see the light, and it's not far off. I am appreciative of the wonderful support of friends and family through this period in my life, and I say hang in there friends, the best is yet to come
The Artists Journey
This is my blog page and it is where I get to be the opinionated man that I really am. The views are my own.
I invite your replies and comments, on my virtual welcome mat.
This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.